Used as a drawing tool.
There are no distracting measurement marks on this T-square, just like a professional T-square.
Yes, the older T-squares were fragile. They are now made in the USA (actually in North Dakota) and are far more durable.
Also, there are no measurement marks on the new T-square, just like a professional T-square. If a measurement is needed, the ruler is the tool to use. Moving the T-square away from its purpose, to draw horizontal lines and to support the triangles for angled lines, is inefficient. Additionally, the design of the T-square with the T-part thicker than the I-part makes it hard to use as an effective ruler.
I have ordered multiple T-squares over the last 8 yrs.
First, they have all been fragile and break.
Second, this t-square has no ruler marks.
The reason given to me from RightStart for it no longer being a ruler is because kids didn't know how to use them.
By this logic, I wouldn't give my math lessons or reading lessons because some kids got confused by them.
If you never give a kid a fork he will always use his fingures to eat. He might not know how to use it at first but that is no reason not to give it too him.
I wish there was a metal option that had ruler marks.
I second the other review. I love this item. Learning how to use it has been great for my kids. However, this is the third time I have purchased it. I wish there were a metal option as well.
This works well, I have used it a few times myself outside of math, but is easily breakable. I currently have a student in level G and one in level E --we started in level A and I have had to buy this about 3 or 4 times. I wish there was a metal option.