Measuring Length Lesson Topic Index  | Grade 3 Math | Elementary Test Prep | StudyZone
 Length is measured in inches feet yards miles 12 inches = 1 foot 3 feet = 1 yard 36 inches = 1 yard 5,280 feet = 1 mile 1,760 yards = 1 mile
 Tools of Measurement Ruler The ruler is a standard mathematical tool.                             It is divided into twelve 1 inch units ( 12 inches). Yardstick The yardstick is a standard mathematical tool.                      It is divided into 36 inches or 3 feet.

What unit would you use to measure these objects?

 Measure the length of a pencil in inches. Measure the length of a bicycle in feet. Measure the height of an apple in inches. Measure the length of a house in yards. Measure distance on a road in miles. Measure the length of a leaf in inches.

 Remember: Choose the correct tool and unit when measuring.

Click on the ruler for practice.

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