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The Measure By Colortm concept can be utilized in a wide range of applications.
The idea for a re-envisioned, easy to understand, modernized measuring tool came about during an undergrad teaching class. The lesson was on 1⁄4 inch measurements in a fifth grade class. When attempting to explain these measurements, a roadblock occurred due to the inability for the students to see/visualize that 1⁄4 inches were also 1⁄2, 3⁄4 and 1 inch lines. One by one, the students expressed that the second longest lines were 1⁄2 inches and the longest lines were 1 inch. Improvising by using a standard wooden ruler and five different colored markers, each increment of measurement was marked. The lesson was reintroduced to the students with the revised ruler resulting in the successful understanding of measurements. Thus, the invention of Measure By Color™ the color-coded ruler was born!
Measure By Color™ was imagined, designed, and invented by an Indiana University Bloomington Alumni and Indiana resident Gretchen McCormick
Gretchen McCormick is a proud Indiana resident and an Indiana University Bloomington graduate with a Bachelors in Education; K-12. She further strengthen her knowledge and skills of understanding the differences in learning styles by teaching a year three (3rd grade) class at Melbourne Girls Grammar in Melbourne, Australia. However her awareness in early childhood development came when she was a local counselor for the Veedersburg Summer Park Program where she coordinated field trips, educational demonstrations and activates for the local youth. These as well as other experiences pushed Gretchen to always see things “out-side-of-the-box” and to accept and understand that everyone learns differently. This philosophy inspired the idea for Measure By ColorTM a STEM product to be utilized across curriculum – leveling the playing field – allowing for common ground – promoting confidence & understanding at any level.
Many students struggle with the abstract application of fractional measurements—and let’s face it, most of us do! Measure By Color™ makes it simple to visualize how each increment is laid out (1⁄16, 1⁄8, 1⁄4, 1⁄2, and 1-inch). This greatly strengthens comprehension.
This measuring tool is beneficial in other fields than just education. Measuring being an important part to any project think about the last time you repeatedly checked yourself or squinted at a traditional ruler before confidently marking/cutting on that line. Ultimately apart from the value of a learning tool Measure By ColorTM increases the ease and speed of taking measurements.
Here are a few other professions and tasks that would benefit from the Measure By Color™ color-coded measuring tool:
Measure By Color™ is a color-coded measuring tool that’s perfect for teaching measurements. The patented 12-inch ruler design uses color to differentiate measurements ranging from 1⁄16” to 1”, along with metric measurements of millimeters and centimeters. This tool provides a color coded key on the back in English and Spanish for assisting in time management and re-teaching. Patent USD637925S
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