Everyone Knows How to Use a Ruler, Right?

Students review the best practices for using a ruler and answer five basic questions.

Faculty Authors


Last Updated 10.15.15
Warning! This learning object uses Adobe Flash and your browser does not support Flash. To view this content you will either need to install and/or enable flash in your web browser or upgrade your web browser.

Everyone Knows How to Use a Ruler, Right? has been viewed 24,936 times.

 Start a new Discussion

The information is great. It will help build the basics behind measurement techniques. After all, everyone knows how to use a ruler...dont they?

Posted by William Jordan on 5/26/2005 12:00:00 AM Reply

Great intro. The only thing I would edit is the forcing of an estimate to the nearest gradation/division. The example given where the item falls short of the 3/8 marking, but the measurement is supposed to be quoted as 3/8 is not what I would teach my students to do. I think it best that the students estimate in between the gradations.

Posted by Jeff Funkhouser on 8/10/2007 12:00:00 AM Reply