A measuring tool is anything used to take a count of quantitative data, such as weight, length, time or temperature. Rulers and scales are two common types of measuring tools. Measuring tools can be very precise, but low... More »

A protractor, a transit level, an adjustable triangle and a speed square are all tools for measuring angles. Some tools are specific to certain professions. More »

Some tools used to measure angles include protractors, transit levels, speed squares and bevel protractors. Protractors have a straight edge with ruler markings and a semicircular top that students use to measure angles ... More »

The scientific, international standard SI unit for measuring weight is the "Newton." In everyday use, the unit for mass, the pound (lb) or kilogram (kg), is used instead. More »

The newest standard weight chart in use was constructed by analyzing studies and new standards based on data collected by the World Health Organization for infants from birth up to the age of 2 and the Centers for Diseas... More »

Velocity is a vector quantity measured in units of length per time. Using the United States customary unit of measurement, velocity is typically given in miles per hour, commonly abbreviated to "mph." More »

Reading a measuring tape requires a basic understanding of fractions, as the tape is marked into feet, inches, half-inches, quarter-inches, eighth-inches and sixteenth-inches. When reading the tape, think in terms of lar... More »