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Learn how to read a ruler

Author: Chris Dodds

Why Learn to Read a Ruler?

Reading a ruler is a valuable skill that you will likely use on your job, in your hobbies, and in your personal every day life. Without measuring devices like rulers, and people that can read them, we would still be living in caves.

The standard English ruler, or Imperial ruler, is divided into inches. Each inch is divided in half. Each of those halves is divided in half to give you quarters. Each of those quarters is divided in half to give you eighths. And each of those eighths are divided in half to give you sixteenths. Some rulers will even show you thirty-seconds and sixty-fourths. You can use the optional "Increment Leve" to learn the larger marks before graduating to the smaller marks. If you use The Ruler Game to learn to read down to sixteenths, you will have no problem reading thirty-seconds and sixty-fourths if you ever need to.


Subjects:  Technology
Grade Level:  9
Keywords:  ruler
Types:  Activities

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