The following worksheets will give your beginning students practice in expressing length in different units.

The first part of the conversation here is what is the difference between an exact and estimated value of any measure? In life we always strive to be exact, but the truth is that in everyday life there are so many moving parts and factors that it near impossible to be exact with any measure. When you think about it almost all the tools we use in common everyday construction projects are just really good at estimating a measured value. Look at a tape measure it is only accurate to a sixteenth of an inch.

Before you start teaching your students with measuring lengths of different objects, they should have varied practical experiments of the process of measuring. Given that there are things which are big and some are small, and some are too small to measure with a ruler. Kids should be able to measure objects at will before they go into different units of measurements. Once students are familiar with the art of measurement, they can follow this series of tips: Begin measuring with a standard unit to avoid confusion. After your students mastered ways of measurement, introduce different units of measurement. Learn the conversion of different units. For your students to truly learn the concept of measurement, they need to learn the conversion of units. Like, for instance, conversion from kg to gm or vice versa. The next step is for them to learn the estimation of length measures. They must be skilled enough to estimate the length or weight of any object by just looking at them. These worksheets explain how to express length in a given unit. Students will use units such as "string" (with no set value) to compare simple drawings.

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Estimating Length Worksheets

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Determining the Halfway Mark Lesson

This worksheet explains how to determine the halfway mark between two numbers. A sample problem is solved, and two practice problems are provided.

Halfway Mark Worksheet

Write what number is half-way between the two numbers. Write out the numbers that come in between.

Practice

Students will practice estimating the middle of a length. Ten problems are provided.

Review and Practice

The concept of how to determine the halfway mark between two numbers is reviewed. A sample problem is solved. Six practice problems are provided.

Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with this skill. Ten problems are provided.

Half Checkup

Students will determine the halfway mark between two values. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.

Estimating Length Lesson

A carrot is the same length as a black string. How many pieces of string equal the length of four carrots?

Two For One Worksheet

One butterfly is the same length as two blue strings. Students will estimate the length of objects with this in mind. Eight problems are provided.

Distance Review and Practice

One carrot is the same length as one black string. One butterfly is the same length as two blue strings. Directions: Solve the length problems using pictures.

Length Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with this concept and measures. Eight problems are provided.

Guesstimating Length Check

Students will use their observation skills. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.

Basic Lesson

Solve the length problems using pictures. One sandal is the same length as one red string. How many pieces of string equal the length of four sandals?

Core Problems Worksheet

How many strings equal the length of the given number of caps in each case?

More Problems Practice

Students will use pictures to estimate the length of objects based on a known length. Ten problems are provided.

Estimating Problems Drill

How many tortoises equal the length of the given number of strings in each case?

Warm Up

We need to work off of the legend that is provided. Three problems are provided.

Estimation of Length Lesson

Which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of the item? It is required to choose which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of each item.

Worksheet

Students will determine which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of an item. Eight problems are provided.

Length Practice

Choose which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of each item.

Review and Practice

The concept of how to determine which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of an item is reviewed. A sample problem is solved. Six practice problems are provided.

Estimation of Length Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with this measure. Eight problems are provided.

Length Check

Students will determine will accurately measure the length of an item. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.

Units of Length Lesson

Problem: Which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of the item? Solution: It is required to choose which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of each item.

Units of Length Worksheet Page 1

Students will identify the correct unit of measurement to measure an item. The first five of ten problems are provided.

Estimation Worksheet Page 2

Students will identify the correct measure that they need to use. The second five of ten problems are provided.

Units of Length Practice Page 1

Students will practice identifying units. The first five of ten problems are provided.

Length Estimation Practice Page 2

Students will practice working with each other. The second five of ten problems are provided.

Review and Practice

Length of a fruit is measured in Inches because it is small. Larger items would be measured in feet.

Estimation Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with this. Five problems are provided.

Skills Check

Students will identify the proper measure for an item. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.

Estimating Length of Pictures Lesson

Look at the given object. If it is very small, then measure it in inches. If it is large, then we would measure it in foot/feet. Here a fruit, strawberry is given. Since it is very small in size, inches would be an appropriate unit to measure its length.

Pictures Lesson and Practice

Look at the given object. If it is very small, then measure it in inches. If it is large enough, then measure it in foot/feet. Here a ship is given. Since it is very large in size, feet would be an appropriate unit to measure its length.

Pictures Worksheet

Choose which unit of measurement should be used to accurately measure the length of the given items.

Pictures Practice

Students will practice choosing the correct unit of measurement to measure an object. Ten problems are provided.

Pictures Drill

Work with the measurements that are needed for each object. Eight problems are provided.

Estimating Show Off

You will need to have a good idea on the different units used to measure length. Twenty-five problems are provided.

Class Warm Up

Great way to get the classes going. Three problems are provided.

Shorter or Longer Lesson

This worksheet explains how to circle the object that is shorter.

Lesson and Practice

Draw the shape that is longer than the given shape. The given shape is a rectangle. Draw a similar shape that is shorter than the given rectangle.

Worksheet

Students will determine which object is shorter or longer. Ten problems are provided.

Practice

Draw a shape smaller than the given shape.

Drill

Get ready to underline. Ten problems are provided.

Warm Up

Students will determine the relative size of an object. Three problems are provided.