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Measuring Length in Meters

2.MD.4
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Grade 2 Measurement - 2.MD.4

Students learn how to make measurements in the start metric unit for length (meters). What Are the Common Units of Measurement for Length- To realize the common units of length, understanding the definition of length is crucial. It is the distance, stretch, or longitudinal area of an object. In other words, it describes the distance or height of an object. Length can be measured in several units, depending on the type of object being measured. Most probably, in word problems, you will be required to measure lengths in many units. To solve these problems, understanding and memorizing the units of length is as important as understanding the concept of length. The most common units of lengths are: Millimeters: A metric unit mostly used for expressing the length and thickness of small objects. For example, a notebook. Meters: Used for slightly bigger objects as well as the measurement of cloth. Centimeters: This metric unit is used to denote a person’s height as well as express the length of small objects. Inches: Mostly used for expressing heights and is a bigger unit. Foot: This unit is used to express items and objects that are quite long. It is equivalent to 12 inches and used to measure trees and buildings.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons


  • Step-by-step Lesson- We transition from calling those measurement blocks one standard unit of measure to one meter of distance.

  • Guided Lesson - How many meters of width are these pictures?

  • Guided Lesson Explanation - We convert the blocks to meters of width and move on to compare the width of two objects.

  • Practice Worksheet - We are focusing on the width of some of these objects. I will make a new set on specifically length soon.

  • Matching Worksheet - Match the objects to the number of meters wide or long they are.


Homework Sheets

I seem to always use animals for the examples here. I'm not sure why I did that.

  • Homework 1- Each square below represents a meter of distance. Circle the object that is longer. How much larger is that object?
  • Homework 2- As you see, the lion's length is 7 squares or 7 meters. The length tiger image is 5 squares. So its height is 5 meters. 7 meters is greater than 5 meters by 2 meters (7-5 = 2).
  • Homework 3- As you see, the camel's length is 4 squares or 4 meters. The length elephant length is 5 squares. So its height is 5 meters. 5 meters is greater than 4 meters by 1 meter (5-4 = 1).



Practice Worksheets

The focus is on horizontal distance or length of items.

  • Practice 1- Silverware and animals to measure.
  • Practice 2- Measure up the birds, fruits, and cars.
  • Practice 3- Vegetables, paper products, and sandwiches.



Math Skill Quizzes

We're always looking for the longer object. You could have them count units of measure too.

  • Quiz 1- There are six problems to this quiz.
  • Quiz 2- The scoring key can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • Quiz 3- The answer keys can be found on page number 2.