Measures of Length Word Problems Worksheets
These worksheets focus on word problems that include the use of measurements of length. Tips for Measures of Length Word Problems-
Word problems can be a bit difficult to solve, given they test our mathematical, grammatical, and logical understanding all at once. However, these problems are only intended to look complicated, but in reality, they are more straightforward once you understand what is being asked.
We will discuss how you can solve word problems that require measuring length. The standard unit of length is meter, and carrying out mathematical operations such as addition and subtraction is precisely the same in this case as in any other.
Tip number 1 is, using the vertical method for adding lengths
Tip number 2 is for length word problems that most students often struggle with.
You only add meters into meters and centimeters into centimeters.
Height of X is 3 m and 30 cm
Height of Y is 1 m and 15 cm
What is the difference between the two?
Here is how you do it:
2 15 ::: The difference between the two is 2 m and 15 cm.
Aligned Standard: Grade 2 Measurement - 2.MD.2
- Step-by-step Lesson- Relate the length of a dog to standard measurement units.
- Guided Lesson - Continuing on the same journey; how about the height of a child, piece of candy, and a piece of wood?
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I like to use the guided line method for explaining this. Some people like to divide all the blocks too..
- Practice Worksheet - Ten objects for you find the standard number of units of.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the object to the number of standard units they measure.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
These problems are more measurement driven than word problem focused.
- Homework 1- How many units long is each object below?
- Homework 2- Use the boxes and underlines to help you determine how long each object is.
- Homework 3- How many units of width is each object?
Standard units are a big concept for students at this level.
- Practice 1- Measure the length of each object. Use the underline as a guide.
- Practice 2 - It is helpful to draw an arrow at the beginning and end of the object to track it better.
- Practice 3 - I encourage students to put a point on the nose and tail of the object.
Math Skill Quizzes
I find this to be the pivotal skill for this level. You will see more diverse questions on my next pass over grade 2.