Friday, December 3, 2010

TOS CREW: Master Innovations

Introducing Master Innovations creators of the master Ruler!  As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, our family received 2 Master Rulers, one standard and one metric, along with a workbook and a poster.

So, you may be asking yourself, what is a Master Ruler, and what is so special about it? Let me tell you , this ruler is not your mother's ruler! (or even the one from your childhood!) I remember when I was growing up, all those little lines on the ruler, really, did not mean anything to me. Really, the only ones I paid attention to were the whole inch, 1/2 inch and the 1/4 inch.

With the Master Ruler, it clearly shows you and teaches what each line means. Not only as it impacts measuring, but it correlates it to fractions! How can it do that? Simple, really... they have used clear overlays, each marked with one particular line, 1/16, 1/8. 1/4, 1/2 up to 1 inch. When they are all laid on top of each other, you can see what you would see on a standard ruler. However, as you flip away the over lays you can easily see each measurement. It helps that each measurement has it's own color, as well.

Here, take a look at the ruler...

It is really amazing how simple this ruler has made understanding fractions. When I was a kid, I hated fractions! Oh, how I wish Master Ruler was around then! I have been using this with my daughter, and it has been a joy to watch the light bulbs go on for her!

Here you can watch a video, clearly showing how you can use Master Ruler in your math class!

You can purchase the Master Ruler and workbook for $15.95! A very affordable tool!  Please visit their website to see all the other helpful tools they have available. And watch your children fully engage in their math studies!

Don't forget to visit the Crew Blog to see what my Crew Mates have to say about Mast Innovations!

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool! Now why couldn't I have had one of these when I was struggling through math classes, way back in the 1970s!