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Indirect Length Word Problems

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Grade 1 Measurement - 1.MD.1

How do you approach indirect length word problems? To understand how you can solve problems that use indirect length, you will need to imagine a few scenarios. For example, Jean and Ellie are studying science in the library. They were looking at pictures of animals from the past and present. They were interested in checking the heights of three animals, a dog, a kangaroo, and a dinosaur. They wanted to find out the tallest and the shortest animal between the three. In this problem, Jean and Ellie will cut out the pictures of Dinosaur, Kangaroo, and Dog one by one. The word tallest will be used for identifying which of these animals is the biggest. The word smallest will tell us which animal has the shortest height. Now let us look at those three animals; you can see that the Dinosaur is the tallest among the three. So, Jean and Ellie wrote, "the tallest animal" below the Dinosaur's picture. The smallest animal in the list is the dog, so Jean and Ellie wrote "The shortest animal" below its picture. The kangaroo is lying in the middle with its height greater than the dog's height and being shorter than the dinosaur. These worksheets help students find information about measures using other known measures that are present.