# Length: Writing it Down - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - How to Measure Using the World Around You

In the lesson "Length: Writing it Down," first-grade students will embark on a journey through the fascinating world of measurement, focusing on understanding, recording, and comparing lengths. This essential lesson, nestled within the "Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data" unit, aims to lay a solid foundation in measuring techniques using the world around us as a reference.

Through engaging activities such as the "Let's Measure Length Worksheet" and "Measuring with Blocks Worksheet," students will learn how to measure objects with different units and tools, emphasizing the importance of accuracy and precision. The exciting "Zoo Height Contest" and its accompanying worksheet will introduce students to comparative measurement, teaching them to compare and rank different lengths in a fun and interactive way.

Additionally, exercises like "Comparing Length" and "Finding the Difference Between Two Lengths" will enhance their analytical skills, enabling them to discern length discrepancies and understand the concept of measurement differences. By utilizing "Various Tools of Measurement for Length," students will discover that different situations require different measurement tools, fostering adaptability and problem-solving skills.

This lesson is crucial as it not only improves mathematical understanding but also equips students with practical skills necessary for everyday life.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: How to Measure Using the World Around You
Unit: Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data
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1st
3:00 min
Lets Measure Length Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Measuring with Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
4:00 min
Zoo Height Contest
video
4th
3:00 min
Zoo Height Contest Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Comparing Length, Finding the Difference Between Two Lengths, Using Various Tools of Measurement for Length
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Lets Measure Length Worksheet

It’s time to take your child’s measurements up another notch, and one step closer to using a ruler! This colorful PDF worksheet from Kids Academy introduces little mathematicians to measuring with the use of other objects. This sheet utilizes images of paperclips to measure longer objects. Coach your children through the page by showing them how to count the paperclips to find the length of each image. Circle the correct length of each to complete the sheet!

• ### Activity 2 / Measuring with Blocks Worksheet

Learning to use a ruler to measure objects is a multi-step process, so begin by using this math worksheet from Kids Academy to prime your child’s mind for future math success! This printable offers your child colorful blocks as a basis for measurement. This page offers colorful images to count! Simply coach your child to count the boxes underneath each picture to find its length. To finish, simply check the box containing the correct answer for each!

• ### Activity 4 / Zoo Height Contest Worksheet

Let’s head to the zoo to measure your child’s favorite animals using colorful counting blocks! Help your child practice and prepare for learning measurement with this adorable creature-themed worksheet from Kids Academy! Just help children look at the zoo animals and count the blocks to find out the height for each. Then carefully read through each question below, filling in the blanks by checking the box next to the correct answer.

• ### Activity 5 / Comparing Length, Finding the Difference Between Two Lengths, Using Various Tools of Measurement for Length - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to compare the length of different objects and measure to find length, using standard and non-standard forms of measurement.