Every student needs to know how to measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape.
And many of them need visual and concrete examples of how to use a measurement tool, like a ruler, before they become comfortable using them.
If you are looking to teach kids how to use a ruler (or how to read a ruler) to measure inches, you can start with a fun, visual introduction that explains how to measure objects.
The following how to use a ruler video lesson is an introduction to using a ruler to measure inches and it includes whole numbers and fractions.
The lesson also includes a free ruler practice PDF worksheet that corresponds with the video. You can download yours here.
(Learning Standard: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape.)
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By Anthony Persico
Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.