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An archaeologist uses a ruler to measure a piece of leather. He measures using centimetres and tenths of centimetres. The leather measures 3.3cm. A thermometer is set out in intervals of tenths of a degree and records a temperature of 27 degrees.
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First broadcast:
14 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be used in a lesson where pupils are provided with rulers and asked to mark them in three places, each time recording what they read the measurement to be. The clip can then be played and pupils asked to check their own learning based on what it teaches. If pupils change their mind about a measurement, they can record their new measurement beside the previous one. A similar activity can then be carried out with a thermometer and any other appropriate measuring tools.

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