Section 1 - Scientific Notation
Section 2 - The Metric System and SI Units
Section 3 - Unit Conversions Involving Length
Section 4 - Unit Conversions Involving Area
Section 5 - Unit Conversions Involving Volume
Section 6 - Unit Conversions Involving Speed
Section 7 - Unit Conversions Involving Mass and Weight
Section 8 - Unit Conversions Involving Density
Unit conversions are used in every branch of math and science
including Algebra, Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry. In the
course of solving problems the student will need to convert
between various units in order to solve the problem. For example,
if solving a Physics problem it may be necessary to convert
between centimeters per second to kilometers per hour in order
to correctly solve the problem.
This DVD course teaches the techniques of the most common unit conversions by fully worked example problems. This DVD is not intended to be a reference DVD for all conversion factors that you will see in your classes. More importantly, the strategy associated with unit conversions is emphasized such that the student will be comfortable applying any conversion factor necessary to solve the problem -- even those not found on this disk.
How are the MathTutorDVD.com line of DVDs different from others?
The answer is simple. Most math instruction involves a lengthy discussion of the abstract theory behind the Math before instructing the student in how to solve problems. While there are some merits to this style, in the vast majority of the cases the student quickly gets bored and frustrated by the time he or she starts to solve the problems. This DVD, in contrast, teaches all of the concepts by working fully narrated problems step-by-step, which is a much more engaging way to learn.
Exceptional value and affordability.
MathTutorDVD.com believes in providing value for our customers. This is a 4 Hour DVD course that effeiciently lends help with the Metric System, Scientific Notation, and Unit Conversions. We could have easily split this content into many DVD courses costing the same price but instead chose to keep the cost down so that this content is affordable to all.
What is our teaching style like?
All topics on this DVD are taught by working example problems. There are no traditional lectures of background material that won't help you solve problems and improve your skills. We believe in teaching-by-doing and that is what you will receive by watching this DVD. The techniques of cancelling units in order to perform unit conversions, for example, is explained by working many problems in step-by-step detail. We begin with the easier problems and work our way up to the harder problems. The student immediately gains confidence, does not get bored, and quickly feels like he or she can conquer the material. This method is extremely powerful and has proven itself time and again. Perhaps most importantly, problem solving skills are honed early on that will help with homework and taking exams even after watching the very first lesson. If you are seeking help with the metric system or unit conversions, this DVD will help you succeed.
Unit Conversion Tutor Sample Video Clips
The Unit Conversion Tutor is designed to help the student to understand the principles behind scientific notation, the metric system of units, and unit conversions.
It is not designed to be a reference for all conversion factors - that would be cumbersome to present in DVD format. Intead, this DVD teaches you the techniques of how to approach any type of unit conversion problem so that you can apply the methods to any problem that you need to solve.
Below is a short clip from the DVD to give you a flavor for the teaching style.