Using a ruler, students will learn to measure items. For smaller items, use inches and for large objects, use feet to measure. Using one ruler to measure inches and put rulers together to measure feet. User clicks through the slides.

When reading a ruler that is marked in 16ths, it's important to know that fractions may have to be reduced along the way. The instructor uses a document camera to model how to use a ruler and write the measurement as a fraction in lowest form. (01:...42)[more]

Nice diagrams presented and discussion on how to determine scale on a thermometer; and how to read the tick marks on a ruler within a single inch. Very clear demonstration and discusses fractional equivalents. (3:34)

Instructor demonstrates how to measure length using a ruler. This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years.

A ruler can be used to draw straight lines and to take measurements of lines. In this video you will take measurements in inches or centimeters by using a ruler with help from a tutor.

Reading a ruler measurement requires being very accurate and
observant about the fractions of inches and centimeters, and guesswork is often necessary to get an exact decimal measurement. Read a ruler, whether it be metric or in inches, with an onli...ne math lesson from an experienced high school teacher.[more]

When using a ruler in math, the ruler should be level with the eyes. Read and use a ruler with tips from a mathematics tuor. Fernando Millan is the owner and founder of Math Specialists LLC and has taught college mathematics courses at Miami Dade Com...munity College, Barry University and University of Florida, among others.[more]

Measuring length is a straightforward process, but the individual doing the measuring must be able to use different units of length. Discover how to relate inches to other length units. The instructor uses a document camera to demonstrate and model ...using a ruler.[more]

Discover how tape measures (and rulers) are divided into different fractions. Color-coding is also used to help with spacing things 16 inches on center. This is a short video: 0:56

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