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Measurement Measure Twice Cut Once Nancy Overton Career Choices Upper Bucks AVTS

Secrets of Reading a Ruler Revealed

There is nothing to be afraid of!  Once you learn the tricks of the trade it’s easy  Practice makes perfect  There is no escaping it

It’s all in the details  The inches on this ruler are divided into 8 equal parts  Notice that the lines are different lengths 1 2 3 48 75 long short 6

Start at the beginning IInch lines are the longest LLines on a tape measure go across the tape OOften the numbers are to the side of the line

Half Inch Lines 1/2  The next longest lines are the half inch lines  Half inch lines are in between the whole numbers 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2

Quarter Inch Lines ¼ ¾  Quarter inch lines are ¼ and ¾  Shorter than the ½” line, but not the shortest line  ¼” line is closer to the smaller number  ¾” line is closer to the larger number 1/4 3/4 ABCD E Now you try

Eighth Inch Lines 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8  Four eighth inch lines 1/8”, 3/8”, 5/8”, 7/8”  Shorter than quarter inch lines  Lines can be memorized or counted  Always count the lines that length and longer  Notice all the numerators are odd numbers 1,3,5,7 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8

More about Eighth Inch Lines  1/8” lines are closest to the smaller number  3/8” are before the ½” line  5/8” are after the ½” line  7/8” lines are closest to the larger number 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 Let’s Practice 1/2

Practice Eighth Inch Lines  Four eighth inch lines 1/8”, 3/8”, 5/8”, 7/8” 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8 Practice, Practice, Practice 1/2 AB C D EF GH I J K L

Sixteenth Inch www.jimssupply.com Sixteenth lines are the very smallest 1/16, 3/16, 5/16, 7/16, 9/16, 11/16, 13/16, 15/16 Count all the lines from the smaller whole number With a lot of practice these lines can be memorized too

Practice Makes Perfect  Visit these websites to practice your skills  www.rickyspears.com/rulergame www.rickyspears.com/rulergame  www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html

Measurement The only thing to fear is fear itself. You can do it!

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