# Measuring Length with Objects

## Overview

We can measure to figure out how long or short something is.

Think about what tool helps us to measure how long or short something is. If you are thinking about a ruler, you would be right!

A ruler helps us measuring an object in inches or centimeters.

In this lesson, we will actually be talking about measuring lengths with objects (and not rulers).

We can use other objects to help us measure and compare.
Sometimes we measure in UNITS.

Look at the picture below.
It can help us to see how long the object is.
How long is the shoe?

The shoe is about 3 units long.

You can try measuring with your own unit of measurement.
For example, you can use a paper clip to measure objects!

Measure your pencil with a paperclip.

How many paperclips long is it?
My pencil is ____ paperclips long.

How many paperclips long is it?
My hand is ____ paperclips long.

Some things are much longer than others.
It is helpful to use different units to help us measure!

Let’s try another one!

How long is it in units?
The car is ____ units long.

Let’s try again!

How long is it in units?
The bat is ____ units long.

Awesome job! As you can see, we do not always need a ruler to measure the length of an object. We can actually use other objects as a reference and compare the length of different items.

Try the five practice questions below.

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### Practice Question 1

Use the picture to see how many units the object is.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 2

Use the picture to see how many units the object is.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 3

Use the picture to see how many units the object is.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 4

Use the picture to see how many units the object is.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 5

Use the picture to see how many units the object is.

How long is it?

You are officially ready to take a quick quiz on measuring length with objects!

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