TAMA-115: Metric Systems and Conversions

This course is INACTIVE
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Mathematics
Course Number
Course Title
Metric Systems and Conversions
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Covers the history of measurement systems with an emphasis on the metric system and conversion techniques between metric and English systems.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to metric system.
  2. Decimals, powers, and exponents.
  3. Metric units, prefixes, symbols, and linear measure.
  4. Metric measuring devices.
  5. Linear and circular measurement.
  6. Area measurement.
  7. Volume measurement.
  8. Mass, force, and pressure.
  9. Basic layout.
  10. Time, temperature, energy, substance, and luminosity.
  11. General conversions.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole and mixed numbers in metric applications.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide common and decimal fractions in metric applications.
  • *Convert percentages to decimals and decimals to percentages in metric applications.
  • Use a hand-held calculator in the manipulation of metric problems.
  • *Solve shop problems requiring the use of metric conversions.
  • Identify metric and standard English units of linear measure.
  • Solve practical metric applications requiring surface area measurement.
  • *Solve practical metric applications involving volume and cubic measure.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    QUIZZES - The best 5 of 6 accounts for 75% of the semester grade. Make-ups on missed quizzes will be at the discretion of the Instructor. The first quiz missed will be dropped. Any additional missed quizzes will be recorded as a 0 or zero. All in-class quizzes will be administered with closed books and no notes allowed and only during regularly scheduled class periods.
    FINAL - The final examination will account for 25% of the semester grade. The final must be taken to pass the course. The Final will be administered with closed books and no notes allowed and only during regularly scheduled class periods.

    General Course Requirements and Recommendations

    Calculator Use:  Students are encouraged to bring a calculator to all class sessions.  Any scientific calculator will be sufficient for this course.


    Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.


    Approval Dates

    Effective Term
    Winter 2016
    Deactivation Date
    ILT Approval Date
    AALC Approval Date
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