Several years ago my wife was interviewing for a customer service position. Part of the interview process included a ruler test to see how well she could measure their product. She hadn’t had a need to read a ruler since high school and didn’t do very well on the test. She asked me to help her learn to read a ruler better so I did. I explained the whole halves, quarters, eighths, and sixteenths thing to her, then I drew out some lines and had her measure them. After a few short lessons she really measured up! (Yes, the pun was intentional.)
Although anyone can play it for free online, I do offer licenses for those that want to install it on their intranet or put it on the desktops of a classroom. I always enjoy getting emails from educators talking about how it has helped them. In one community college, they require their graphic arts students to achieve a certain score on The Ruler Game in order to get a passing grade. I have also had other teachers say that once they incorporated The Ruler Game into their teaching plan that every student aced their measuring test! Some construction businesses use it in training new employees. I love hearing that I’ve made a difference and it’s cool to think that I’ve taught thousands of people (of all ages) to read a ruler. Give it a try, let me know what you think, and be sure to forward the link on to anyone else that you thing might be interested in it.