California Community Colleges Online Secondary / High School Courses
(7MG1.1) Technology Peaks Performance
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Using
Calculator: (1) Read the sign. SF is 150 miles, how far
is that in Kilometers? (2) Enter 150 in the calculator
below. (3) Press "Compute." (4) Read the km box.
(5) Type answer in answer box. (6) Press "Test"

Miles <---> Kilometers Converter

(4 dec precision) Enter amount to be converted in
appropriate box. Click "Compute".

Answer:
Type answer in the form of nnn,
Check answer with Test
Button. (10 points)

2

Other ways to convert numbers, Windows
Calculator, pen-paper, Excel. Shown here.

(To access the calculator, from the
Start button below, select "Run", then type "calc" without the
parentheses.)

Type 150 in the bar, press the "*" (multiply
sign - circled in red), then 1.609, and press the <Enter> key.

Or on paper: 150
x 1.609
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Also
use Excel by typing =150*1.6093 into a cell.

Develop a "number sense",
a sense of proportion. Km are a bit more that 1.5 times Miles.
So do a "range check" when calculating.

Calculate 150 * 1.609 a 2nd way to verify your answer.
How did you do it? Write a short answer below.

Finish this sentence: My preferred way to calculate is

3

Rounding off. Drill and Practice. (100 possible
points).
Look at the 160.9 -- it should round off to 161 because .9 is greater
than .5.

To "round-off"
to the nearest "1"s, just look at the next digit. If it is
5 or greater, add 1 to the 1's position. Rounding off "160.95" to the "ones position"
becomes 161. Rounded off, the answer is 161 km. 160.95
!!! !!--
5 in the hundredth's position
!!! !---
9 in the tenth's position
!!!-----
0 in the one's position
!!------
6 in the ten's position
!-------
1 in the hundred's position Say this with me: "(1 * 100 position) + (6 * 10) + (0 * 1) + (9 * .1) + (5 * .01) equals 160.95.
Since there is a '9' in the tenths' position, it become rounded off at
161." Rounding off 160.95 to the one's position (0), requires
a
look at the digit to its right (9). If > 5, increment it
by 1. It is, so it becomes 161. In
the box below you will be given a value in miles to convert to km.
However, this lesson is about "rounding off" to the 'ones' position.
The "ones" position (the rounding digit), is occupied by "0".

Miles
<---> Kilometers Converter

(4 dec precision) Enter amount to be converted in
appropriate box. Click "Compute".

Miles.
Type the number above into "mi" box of the converter.
Note how many kilometers it equals, then round off to the one's place.

Round off the km value to the nearest one's place, and
enter in the box to the left. Enter the rounded number as
integers (without a dec. point and following digits). Check it with
the Test Button.

4

Cubic inches to Cubic Centimeters. Calculator demonstration
only. Non-graded.

Explanation: an object with 1" height, 1" width, and 1" depth contains
a cubic inch.
This
is a cubic inch.

It has an X-axis (width), Y-axis (length), and Z-axis (height).
The Red Bar goes inside the cube vertically. It breaks the top
and bottom planes. The Blue Bar enters horizontally, breaking
the right, then left planes. The cube also rotates. Watch
it to see that the bars cross through its center.

A 1" cube will contain 16.38 cc or 16.38 ml (milliliters) of liquid.
Its dimensions allow it to be called an inch-cubed.

If you filled this cube with liquid, it would almost contains 3 oz. of liquid, less than half an 8 oz. glass.

(2 dec precision) Enter amount to be converted in
appropriate box. Click "Compute".

Short answers to Word Problems

1. A 1968 classic Volvo Model 122 has 122 cu. in. displacement engine. How many cc is that?
2. 1000 cc = 1 Liter (L). How many liters displacement does a 122 cu. in. engines have?
3. A Mercedes SL 190 Sports Coupe has a 1900 cc engine. How many cu. in. of displacement?
4. A small bottle of Eucalyptus Oil contains 5 cc (equals 5 milliliters). How many cu in?
5. The Nissan Altima has a 2.5 L engine. Is it smaller than a Ford 300 cu. in. one?
6. Extra credit: Access a conversion program on the web Fill in the blanks.
1 L bottle contains ____ ounces (US. Fluid) which equals _____ cubic inches.

Type answer below:

1. 122 cu in = 2000 cc (done for you)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Miles to Km conversion
= 7MG1.1 (operational)
Km to Miles conversion = 7MG1.2 (under development)
Cubic inches to cubic centimeters = 7MG1.3 (under development)
Cubic centimeters to cubic inches = 7MG1.4 (under development)

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Mathematics Section

Success in Math
requires knowledge of Measurement / Metrology, including the conversion
between the US and the Metric System. Therefore this
lesson includes comparing weights,
capacities, geometric measures, times, and temperatures within and
between measurement systems.
(e.g., miles per hour to kilometers per hour to
feet per second, and cubic inches to cubic centimeters).

The California High School Exit Exam -- "CAHSEE"
-- Mathematics Section verifies that the student
has learned these skills for life and career. The
focus of this exam on the
"Measurement and Geometry" (MG) Strand" is to reinforce the learning
of these skills. The approach of
this lesson-quiz is to "hard-calculate" the answer, thus earning a
"sense of range."

This lesson relates to the
7MG1.1 Standards of Comparing
measurement systems.

A good working set of Math skills is vital
for success in vocations, professions, trade schools, and higher education, specifically, in this case,
skills in Metric conversions are essential. The developers of this lesson ask that you
spend sufficient time with it until you hit the mastery level!

The "greater the hands-on involvement" the "greater learning"!
-- Learn by doing! Use as many ways as you canto learn. This lesson aims to
teach you several ways to calculate, ways to apply Math, a problem-solving process, a 'sense of range',
practical applications, and reinforces, by repetition, your math skills.

Keep your hand on the mouse, and take control of your learning!
Double-check and "range check" every answer. Push the edge of your
learning. Go beyond the lines. Make a list of metric distances to check out.
Share this program with your friends. Teach them to pass this lesson!
Extra credit given for helping other students learn this lesson!

Show us what you can do! (acknowledgement to La Canada HS for CAHSEE logo.)

Note to
educators, this lessons uses Visual, Interactive, and Virtual techniques to
involve the student in the lesson. The goal is that the greater the
involvement, the greater the comprehension. It also uses
"hands-on" calculators, "discovery" techniques, short-written answers,
drill-and-practice, heuristic type learning, guided responses, and answer-reinforcement.
All of these methods instill a "sense of range" in the student -- look
at value and convert it in their head! -- by translating
values, a student effectively operates in both number systems, and can
demonstrate that skill on an exam. The goal is to apply the
technology to optimize Online, Interactive learning to supplement, and
reinforce class-room / personal contact instruction. This project is in
Continuous Quality Improvement and Innovation mode, and your suggestions /
improvements therefore are welcomed.
Joseph@Auciello.net
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