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Printable Rulers  Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Printable Rulers  resource description

Here is a page of printable 15 cm rulers. One side is in centimetres with no intermediate markings the other side is marked in millimetres.

Cazoom Maths Teaching Resources: Rulers

What is the resource?

This PDF provides different printable rulers. Variations include centimetres, millimetres, half-centimetres, and even blank options. Best for primary learners.

 

Why is measuring with rulers important?

It goes far beyond classroom maths:

  • Design & crafts: Sizing things accurately is vital for making stuff – clothes, furniture, etc.
  • Practical science: Experiments demand careful measuring for valid results.
  • Reading maps & plans: Scale and rulers help gauge real-world distances.
  • Everyday life: From recipes to DIY, ruler skills pop up unexpectedly.

 

Why is this resource helpful?

It ensures all kids can practice this vital skill:

  • No equipment needed: If resources are tight, printed rulers can fill the gap.
  • Multiple scales: Supports the gradual shift from simpler cm rulers to finer detail.
  • Blank option: Let teachers create custom rulers, matching unique class tasks.
  • Build estimation: Kids develop a 'feel' for sizes through guided activities with rulers.
  • Printable PDF: Offers as many copies as needed for lessons, homework, or centres.

These rulers help students master not just reading measurements, but the underlying sense of units and scale.

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