Using a Ruler


In our Using a Ruler lesson plan, students learn how to use a ruler. They practice measuring the lengths of different classroom objects and discuss situations in which they might need to use a ruler to measure something in real life.


Our Using a Ruler lesson plan guides students in comparing lengths and using a ruler to measure to the nearest one inch. Students develop their communication and presentation skills as they explain how to use a ruler. Students are asked to engage in collaborative learning as they create lines for each other to measure and check each other’s answers, which strengthens self-correction and accuracy awareness. Students are also asked to match relevant vocabulary words to their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson concepts.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to compare lengths and use a ruler to measure to the nearest one inch and explain how to use a ruler.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD. A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.2

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