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Some Thoughts on Measurement

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Author:Harold Brochmann
Description: All measurements inherently have limited precision; it isn't sensible to give credence to measurements if you are dealing with a piece of ordinary paper and an ordinary wooden or plastic ruler, no matter how careful the person measuring has been. This has something to do with the number and thickness of the markings on standard rulers. And in the real world, with measurements done by real people, accuracy is invariably sacrificed as magnitude increases. Thoughts on precision and accuracy in measurement.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Measurement

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