Reading a tape measure



Students learn to read a tape measure.

I start by using pre-test handouts to assess their level of understanding. (see activity)

We then read a measuring handout. The handout includes some activities that we do later. (see activity)

After the handout we begin a lecture involving the fractions used on a measuring tape / ruler

We then begin practice using the other pages of the handout that were skipped during the reading of the handout.

After the practice activities I give the students the post test.

Lesson Time 4 class periods broken out as follows

Pre-test and review
55 Minutes
5 Minutes
50 Minutes
55 Minutes
Post Test
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development

Student Objective


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)
California Academic Content Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to read and use a tape measure for various functions in a shop setting

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