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

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Secrets of Reading a Ruler Revealed

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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

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

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Start at the beginning IInch lines are the longest LLines on a tape measure go across the tape OOften the numbers are to the side of the line

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Sixteenth Inch 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

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Practice Makes Perfect Visit these websites to practice your skills

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

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