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TECH:Measuring (Const)

Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Employability

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 45 minutes each.


This Lesson introduces student to measuring with both the Standard Ruler and the Metric Ruler.

I have created 6 worksheet that give students practice on measuring. I also have a simple PowerPoint slide show that can be used to introduce the pieces of a ruler.


  • Measuring_1.pdf
    Worksheet that give students practice with fourths of an inch and the half of an inch.
  • Measuring_2.pdf
    Worksheet that give students practice with eights of an inch.
  • Measuring_3.pdf
    Worksheet that give students practice with sixteenths of an inch.
  • Measuring_4.pdf
    Worksheet that give students practice with the all fractions of an inch to a sixteenth accuracy.
  • Measuring_Metric.pdf
    This worksheet can be used to introduce the millimeter.
  • Measuring_mm.pdf
    Worksheet that give students practice with millimeters.
  • Measuring.ppt
    A simple PowerPoint on the Inch.
  • Measuring.pdf
    A pdf file of the simple powerpoint of the inch.

Background For Teachers:
The teacher should have a sound understanding of the standard inch and of the metric system.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Student should understand and be able to use both a standard and metric ruler or measuring tape.

Instructional Procedures:
Using the PowerPoint presentation introduce student to the inch. Stress that the line only work with their partners, the other lines that represent equal portions of the inch, i.e. 1/4 and 3/4, or 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, and 7/8. After completing the slide show, review just the quarters and have them complete Measuring 1. Then Review eights and have them do Measuring 2, Review the sixteenths and have them do Measuring 3. Measuring 4 can be used as a test of the inch. Introduce the metric system and the millimeter. Have them complete both the Measuring Metric worksheet and Measuring mm.

Melvin Robinson

Created Date :
Aug 21 2002 08:59 AM

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