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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Review!!! Master Ruler!

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About the product/service: As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received two free Master Rulers (standard and metric) as well as The Master Ruler Workbook from Master Innovations so we could check it out here at the Crazy House and let you know how we like it!  :)  It makes measuring simpler and helps students visualize fractions more easily.  I'm not sure that I can really explain the way it works, so it might just do you well to click here to read all about it.  Or check out this YouTube video!

You might also want to check out Master Clock, Master Fractions, Master Angles, and the Marvels of Measurement poster

What are the pros of this product? Well, first of all, the whole flip thing it totally cool and the kids think it's great.  Also, speaking of the kids, the rulers seem quite durable.  The color coding and the fact that you can measure each type of fraction separately makes it much easier to read and helps you to visualize the fractions more easily.  (Again, it's hard to explain and if you don't read the site or watch the video you probably won't be able to understand what I mean.)

What's not to like? None to report! :)

The Crazy Mom take:  First off, I have to admit, we haven't really needed to use this ruler for much more than measuring inches as part of our regular school day.  However, I did let Bear take the workbook to work in for fun.  (I just love that girl, she thinks any kind of school is fun and is my most enthusiastic review assistant.)  She loved it. 

As far as whole flip thing goes, I found it rather cool.  I know in the past I have tried to sometimes figure out measurements on a regular ruler and it has proven difficult.  Now, my eyes are going (should have let the doc give me those dreaded bifocals) and I need all the help I can get. 

What's the bottom line? Master Ruler Standard or Metric $9.95/Master Ruler Workbook $15.95

I am going to give Master Ruler 4 out of 5 smileys!!!

Check it out!

See what my fellow TOS Crew members have to say @

*The Smiley System:

I can't really recommend this product.

I doubt this product would be helpful to many people.

This is a good product, but isn't right for everyone.

Most homeschool moms will find this useful.

This is great, and I would recommend it to anyone!!!

Disclaimer!!! I reviewed this product because I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I was given the product by the vendor to use and evaluate in my home so that I might share my insights with others. Other than receiving the product, which I kinda have to to be able to assess the product, I am not compensated for my reviews in any way. I am in no way obligated to give a positive review. I do try to point out negatives when I see them, though I am admittedly a pretty easy going gal! What you read are my honest assessments of the products I receive.

As with all products, you must do the research before buying. Please visit the the other crew members' blogs, the vendor websites, and any other review sites you might find before buying. I can't guarantee that a product will work for you. You must decide what will fit with your teaching style, and your child(ren)'s learning style(s). I do not judge anything other than the educational value of the products I review. I am not qualified to make judgements as to the safely of any product, and I make no guarantee that the products I review are safe for you, your family, or anyone else. I am simply giving my opinion; only you know what is best for you and your family.

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Copyright 2010 Ramblings from the Crazy House 2

1 comment:

  1. I wish we had these a few years ago. They look like a fun way to teach the concepts, and I really liked the angle workbook - I'm sure the ruler one was just as good.


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