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Rulers - more than just for spinning or hitting?
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Melissa Enderle
Mon, 21 Apr 97 20:09:43 -0500
I have a question for you all. I have noticed that kids, regardless of
age, do not know how to use the ruler. I found this to be the case even
when I was student teaching at the high school level. The kids don't seem
to have a clue of where the markings are (especially 1/2, 1/4, etc.) and
often want to start at the "1" and not at the end of the ruler at "0".
The regular 6th grade teachers were glad that I made the students measure
and draw lines accurately. For some, even some of my "good" students, it
Have any of you noticed this? Has ruler skills drifted away as a lost
art? What do you do when projects require a ruler (besides reminding
students that they aren't for spinning on a pencil or for hitting)??
Maybe reply: Chaney: "Re: Rulers - more than just for spinning or hitting?"