Industrial Measurement: Using the Industrial Ruler

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.

Kathie Bowles
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Smith County Families First/ABE
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This activity is part of the Workforce Education Learning Activities Bank, an interactive resource of work-related basic skills lessons for use by instructors in the workplace or in traditional adult education programs and by adult learners. All activities within the bank were developed with the appropriate Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), Equipped for the Future (EFF), and GED skills and standards in mind. This is the first activity of a three-part project on Industrial Measurement. The lessons could easily be combined into one learning activity or used separately as presented here. The lessons in the project are: (1) Using the industrial ruler; (2) Using calipers to assess acceptable dimensions; and (3) Using micrometers in the workplace.  In this activity, participants learn how to use the special ruler currently used for precise measurement in industrial settings. They will work individually to analyze whether given objects would meet the correct specifications required for a particular manufactured product.

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The activity on using mathematics to solve problems and communicate is applicable to the careers within the Architecture & Construction and Manufacturing career clusters.

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.