How Do You Measure an Object to the Nearest Centimeter Using a Ruler?

How Do You Measure an Object to the Nearest Centimeter Using a Ruler?

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Rulers help you measure all sorts of things, but you need to learn how to use it first! Follow along with this tutorial to see how to use a ruler to measure objects in centimeters.

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Background Tutorials

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table.

If you're measuring the length of an object, you can use one of the metric units used to measure length. Follow along with this tutorial to learn about these metric units for length.

Further Exploration

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Knowing how to use a ruler is an important skill in both math and the real world! Follow along with this tutorial to see how to use a ruler to measure an object in millimeters!