To help students learn how to measure with a ruler, I focus on minimizing the number of tic marks on the ruler at first. The image below shows an excerpt from a WORD document with a halves ruler that I use and an instructional strategy. It also contains a quarters and an eighths ruler that students can slide around the WORD document as shown above and in a video explaining this artifact and how I created it.
This is useful for distance learning as well as in class. Here is a link to the WORD document with the rulers shown in the video.
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Randy, I love this way of using the MathAids worksheet for measuring! I use their worksheets all the time. Do you think that the floating ruler would work if I created it using a Google Doc?
It did on a Google Doc on my phone.
Thank you! I’ll let you know how it goes with my students.
Can you create a floating centimeters ruler on slides? Please advise. Thank you.
I revised the document to include a centimeter ruler!
Thank you very much!