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Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler

Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Measuring Fractions -- Fourths, Eighths, & Sixteenths -- on an Inch Ruler
Product Description
We ask students to measure in fourths of an inch, yet many of the rulers we have in schools divide the inch into sixteenths – very difficult for third and fourth graders to use. Here are two “transitional rulers:” one in fourths, and another in eighths.

There are three parts to these activities:

1. A blowup of the ruler from 0 to 2, sized to fit Fraction Towers, for identification of the fractions.

2. Activities involving measuring and drawing lines in fourths, eighths, and sixteenths.

3. A legal-sized page each of 1-foot paper rulers marked in fourths, and another page of rulers marked in eighths. These can be laminated and cut with only a single cut each on a paper cutter.

These are purely measurement activities with the focus on identifying fractions and mixed numbers on an inch ruler.

Common Core Standards:

3.NF.2.a & b: “Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.”

3.MD.4.: “Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch.”



Subjects: Math, Fractions, Measurement

Level: Grades 2-4

Duration: 13 pages of student work, many problems, 2-3 days

Answer Key: Yes

A Smartboard 10 file is also included. Click on the .zip file icon, and you can open the PDF and Smartboard files separately.
Total Pages
13 pages of student work
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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