Measuring with a Ruler Task Cards

Kristin Kennedy
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  1. This bundle includes ALL of my individual math task card sets for grades 3 & 4 offered at a 25% discount. All of my sets are Common Core aligned and contain 24-32 task cards. Each task card set comes with a student recording sheet, answer key, and a one page (6 question) quick-assessment. The as
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Help your students master measuring with a ruler to the nearest half inch and quarter inch with these engaging task cards! After finding all the ruler measurements, students will split their data into 4 groups and complete 4 separate line plots. The horizontal scales are marked off for them so they simply need to plot their measurement data. Then they will answer 4 challenging questions that go along with each line plot. If your students are not ready for line plots yet, the task cards can function independently without the line plot activity. There is a duplicate set of rulers in black and white to save your ink!

These task cards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards 3.MD.4 and 4.MD.4. A student recording sheet, answer key, and one-page (6 question) quick assessment are included. I recently upgraded all of my math task cards to include a digital, self-grading version of the quick assessment using Google Forms™! Please download the preview to see the task cards up close.

These task cards are also available in a QR Code Version and a Digital/Paperless Version

***This product is part of a DISCOUNTED TASK CARD MEGA BUNDLE***

Be sure to check out my other math task cards for grades 3 & 4 below, organized by domain:

Operations & Algebraic Thinking:

Word Problems (Sports Themed)

Word Problems (School Themed)

Properties of Multiplication

Factors and Multiples

Continuing Number Patterns and Skip Counting

Ways to Show Multiplication

Number & Operations in Base 10:

Place Value (Rounding, Comparing, Ordering, Number Forms)

Comparing and Ordering Multi-digit Whole Numbers


Multi-digit Addition and Subtraction

Multiplying by 1 and 2-digit Numbers

Long Division

Number & Operations: Fractions:

Fractions (Identifying, Comparing, Ordering, Equivalence)

Fractions on a Number Line

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Simplifying Fractions

Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Decimals (Identifying, Comparing, Ordering)

Measurement & Data:

U.S. Customary & Metric Measurement Conversions

Measuring Angles with a Protractor

Line Plots

Telling Time to the Minute

Elapsed Time


Geometry (Lines, Angles, Polygons, Area/Perimeter)

More Math Task Card Bundles:

Camping-themed Bundle

Beach-themed Bundle

Space-themed Bundle

Fraction Fiesta Bundle

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units-whole numbers, halves, or quarters.


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