Everyone Knows How to Use a Ruler, Right?

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

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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