I'm aware that this is elementary school match, but then again, a fourth grade likely couldn't take those fractions and apply them to a tape measure to use rapid-fire without a lot of practice. So in a way, it is different. Plus, elementary school was decades ago. My previous jobs haven't require the...
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I'm aware that this is elementary school match, but then again, a fourth grade likely couldn't take those fractions and apply them to a tape measure to use rapid-fire without a lot of practice. So in a way, it is different. Plus, elementary school was decades ago. My previous jobs haven't require the use of a tape measure before and I have had some pretty technical jobs. But I'd like to gain that skill, "basic" as it may be.
What's my best place to start? Obviously go back and study fractions all over again. I know that everything is in eighths. So 1/8, 2/8 (which is 1/4), 3/8, 4/8 (which is 1/2), 5/8, 6/8 (which is 3/4), 7/8 and 1". I've got that. I just can't seem to place them rapid-fire with the appropriate lines on the tape measure. I have trouble recognizing if a tape measure is down to 1/16" or 1/32", for instance.
Then what confuses me even more is when people say, "It's all in eights" and it isn't. 1/16. 9/16. 17/16. 25/16, etc. Those are not eights. Then learning which one to skip in order to count up or count back from space to space with those in between makes it confusing.
Got any advice?
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