Category: Maths, Spatial and Arithmetic, Multicultural, Occupations

This is a template of a ruler to colour and discuss.


Click image for the full-size template

Related skills: fine motor, language, mathematics

Discussion Topics: Colour the template.

Talk about rulers and the different types – your school ruler, a tradesman’s ruler…
Would you include tape measures as rulers?

How many uses can you think of for a ruler? Measuring, drawing a straight line…

Can you see the numbers on the ruler. How do they work?

What happens when you have people using different measurements? For example some countries use inches, others use centimetres – so how do they work together.

You could expand this to other differences in language and the difficulties of communication, and what we need to do to avoid misunderstandings.