Prealgebra for Two-Year Colleges/Workbook AIE/Measuring distances
Materials Needed: Ruler marked in inches and cm, string, scissors to cut the string
When you are given a map, blueprint, or diagram, you often need to measure with a ruler to get the information you need to solve the problem.
- Use a ruler to measure perimeters (whole numbers of inches and cm).
- Use a string and a ruler to measure paths that are not straight (whole numbers of inches).