# Measuring using an Inch Ruler

## Overview

Sometimes we want to know how long or short something is.

We can use a tool called a ruler to help us!

Some rulers measure length in inches.

Look at the ruler below.
It can help us to see how long the object is.
How long is the glue stick?

The glue stick is about 3 inches long.

You can try measuring with your own ruler.

How long is it?
My pencil is ____ inches long.

How long is it?
My hand is ____ inches long.

Some things are much longer than others.
A ruler measures up to 12 inches! It is helpful for measuring many things.

Read the ruler below to measure these objects.

How long is it?
The crayon is ____ inches long.

How long is it?
The sunglasses are ____ inches long.

How long is it?
The notebook is ____ inches long.

Let’s practice some more!

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### Practice Question 1

Use the ruler to measure to the nearest inch.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 2

Use the ruler to measure to the nearest inch.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 3

Use the ruler to measure to the nearest inch.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 4

Use the ruler to measure to the nearest inch.

How long is it?

### Practice Question 5

Use the ruler to measure to the nearest inch.

How long is it?

A ruler is very helpful when it comes to measuring objects in inches. A ruler can also measure the length in centimeters. Try the quiz below to see how much you have learned!

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