Sunday, 27 January 2019

How to Print a ruler to Scale in Metric or Inches

printable rulers to scale

I remember when I was teaching about growth and my students needed to measure the circumference of each other's heads. I had to print a ruler to scale, so I made this template and printed it. I cut out the little decimeter rulers, and pasted them end to end on a sturdy strip of cardstock, to make a meter rule. If you need to print a ruler to scale, you'll need a ruler template and this printing tip: always select 'Print actual size' in the printing settings.  This template also has inch rulers which come in sets of half inch, quarter inch, one eighth inch, and one sixteenth inch increments.

My students each made their own meter rulers following my example. You can also use this template on TpT to make a printable meter ruler, 30 cm ruler, or printable inch ruler.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!