Everyday maths 2 (Wales)
Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

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5 Reading scales

You may need to read a scale to measure out an amount of liquid, read a measurement on a ruler, weigh out ingredients for a recipe or to take someone’s temperature.

Reading scales can be tricky because every scale is different.

To read a scale correctly, you need to ask yourself:

  • What does the scale go up in? What steps or intervals does it use?

Note: The marks on a scale may be referred to as any of the following: intervals, steps, increments or markers. These terms are often used interchangeably.

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