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Lesson Plans

Reading a Ruler

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Kathleen McCrea (kwmccrea)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 20:59:51 -0500

I've had exactly the same experience with reading a ruler on the
high school level. I wonder if they would be as weak if we used
metrics--maybe/maybe not...I think it's more than that; I think they
don't understand simple fractions such as 1/2", 1/4", etc. I've even
tried cutting out a piece of paper and telling the student, "Here's a
piece of gold; we will split it up. You cut it in 1/2, and I will
choose first." They can usually figure that out, after I pick the bigger
piece a few times.