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Reading Scales

A self marking exercise on the reading of scales of different types.

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This is level 3; Reading a linear scales showing decimals.

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This is Reading Scales level 3. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Reading a linear scales in ones, twos, tens and fives

Level 2 - Reading a circular scale in ones, twos, tens and fives

Level 3 - Reading a linear scales showing decimals

Level 4 - Reading a linear scales showing positive and negative decimals

Level 5 - Reading a miscellaneous assortment of scales, dials and meters

Level 6 - Using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer conversion questions

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