## Indirect Length Word Problems

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**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.

- The Height of Animals Step-by-step Lesson-
Not every animal is the same height. Compare dogs to dinosaurs.

- Height Comparison Guided Lesson
- Compare balls, turn signals, and buildings.

- Long Winded Guided Lesson Explanation
- I have to admit that I did get a little long winded with this
one.

- Length Based Word Problems
- Answer all the metric based word problems that involve length.

- Match Length Sentence
Based Problems - Match the sentence based problems to the numbers
they generate.

- Indirect Length with Robots Guided Lesson 1- How many blocks long is the robot?
- Describing Measurements Guided Lesson 2- What is the length of each thing below? Use the boxes as a guide.
- Indirect Length Measurement Guided Lesson 3- Use the numbers 4, 5, 6 to describe the length each individual below.
- Who Weighs Less Guided Lesson 4- Circle the item that weighs less in each column.
- Length of a Wave Word Problem Guided Lesson 5- How many blocks high is the length of the wave?
- Indirect Length Measuring Objects Horizontally Worksheet- How many horizontal boxes long is each object below?
- Label Length and Weight Worksheet- The measurements of each individual are mentioned in the box. Identify which is the weight and which is the height of each and write below.
- Reorder Objects Lesson- Write the numbers 1, 2, and 3 to order the objects from heaviest to lightest.
- Visual Unit Length Step by Step Lesson- Compare the length of soldier with height of the boxes. Observe the height of soldier in respect of number of boxes. It is a good idea to draw a line from the top and bottom of the soldier to the box units.
- Indirect Length Measuring Objects Vertically Worksheet- Write the number of vertical boxes high that each object is below.
- Who Weighs Less Practice Worksheet- Find the item that weighs less in each row.

#### Guided Lessons

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#### Practice Worksheets

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