Reading Scales

screenshotThis is designed to be used to facilitate a question and answer activitiy in the classroom.  Teach your students about measurement scales using this resource for your interactive white board.  Generate examples using different scales on different devices at the press of a button.

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Go to instructions and printable resources to match the activity

UPDATE:  See the new, alternative reading scales resource.

31 comments for “Reading Scales

  1. Tessa
    March 8, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    An excellent interactive resource – will be using this again and again! A great find. Thank you!

  2. admin
    March 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you for the feedback. I intend to evolve this resource a little and put a few more types of scales in, with more lines of demarcation for more challenging reading. Don’t worry though; these will be addtions to what is already there.


  3. Sam
    June 1, 2008 at 9:16 am

    A fantastic resource! I found it very hard to find any resources to do with reading scales between two divisions. Thank you

  4. Mark
    July 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    I am a teacher and always struggled to find decent ‘reading scales’ type material. Kids of 7-9 years loved it – a great teaching aid.

  5. Kath G
    November 9, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    This is brilliant – just what I needed. Thank you!

  6. Nick S
    January 23, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Just what I was looking for, thank you so much.

  7. Shelagh Glenister
    January 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Brilliant, I teach adults on a numeracy Skills for Life course. This is just what I was looking for. Thanks. Shelagh G

  8. Sheena Florey
    January 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    The children loved it – this area of maths is very under sourced – thanks!

  9. admin
    January 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    It is the most used resource on this site so I think you are right! So much so I am working on an update to it which I hope will be ready soon…

  10. sheila L
    February 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    A brilliant resource. Does anyone have any extensions for year 6?

  11. admin
    February 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I’m currently working on a new version with more complex demarcation. Watch this space…

  12. Gayatri Krishna
    March 18, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Superb! Exactly what I needed…..

  13. Craig Jones
    March 25, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Really pleased to find this resource.
    Saved me heaps of time.
    I’d appreciate recieving an updated version.

  14. Tanya
    April 17, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks – just what i needed

  15. Doreen
    April 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I wish there had been a fantastic resource like this years ago. Can’t wait to try it tomorrow.

  16. Thuso Shomanah
    May 27, 2009 at 7:53 am

    You website has realy helped me . Thank you

  17. Lisa Harris
    June 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    This looks brilliant – am using it tomorrow. Thank you,

  18. H warren
    November 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    i love it just what i was looking for thank you ?

  19. Matt Eldridge
    February 22, 2010 at 4:56 am

    A very useful resource. I am not sure if the tachometer should say “x1000″. It didn’t stop me using it however. Very successful lesson.

  20. Spencer
    February 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Well spotted! I put the X1000 and put the scale digits at the thousands. I will correct this soon. Thanks for letting me know.

  21. Miss C
    October 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Excellent resource, many thanks!

  22. KT
    November 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Really helpful, thank you.

  23. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    i have now found the sheets !!!!!!!!!!!!! yey my class dies not understand it so we are doing more work on it i hope it helps them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. :)
    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

    i love it

  25. Brenda
    November 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    What are the chances you could throw in some scales with Fahrenheit and pounds for your American neighbors? I use your scales no matter what the measurement for elementary children with special needs and they love it!!

  26. November 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Fab resource, thanks! :)

  27. Spencer
    November 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’ll try and find time to do this or it might appear in a new update of this.

  28. deb
    May 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    outstanding many many thanks.
    be wonderful to have more complex divisions

  29. May 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Great resource will add to favourites Thank you

  30. November 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    This is a fantastic resource. We were looking for ages for something with a variety of different real life scales. Thank you so much. It would be great if we could download these as well.