Day three How to read a tape measure

1. We will learn about the history of lineal measurements.

2. We will learn about measuring to the nearest sixteenth of an inch.

3. We will practice our measuring skills on wood blocks.

4. We will understand why everyone must do it the same.

5. We will practice with the story pole.

6. We will discuss the slope of exterior concrete and sewer lines.

Questions:

1. Explain the two different ways of squaring a building.

2. What is the hypotenuse of our garage if it is 30 ft by 20 ft?

3. How would you recognize an engineer’s hundred foot tape measure?

4. What is the decimal equivalent of eight inches?

5. What is the decimal equivalent of nine inches?

6. What is the decimal equivalent of one quarter inch?

7. What is the fraction equivalent of .5 ft?

8. What is the nearest fraction to .78 ft?

9. What is the nearest fraction equivalent (within one sixteenth) to .33 inch?

10. What is the nearest fraction equivalent (within one sixteenth) to .45 inch?

11. Mr Johnson will quiz you on your measuring skills to the nearest sixteenth of an inch. So, Be Prepared!

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