# Activity: Compare Lengths

Let's ...

Measure lengths in different ways.

## How Will We Measure?

We will use these "measuring tools":

## Gather Items to Measure

We want some things to measure! Gather up these items:

• A small book
• A large book
• A pencil
• A plate
• A bag

Put them all on a Table, which you can also measure!

 Also measure the height of a chair. And the width and length of the Room you are in.

## How To Measure

This book is 5 paperclips wide

If you don't have enough paperclips, then pick up
the ones you started with and use them again

You can put the chair on its side to measure it.

## Using Paperclips

For each item:

• First guess how many Paperclips the length is
• Then measure it using the Paperclips
 Item Guess Actual Example: Small Book 3 4 Small Book Large Book Plate Bag Chair (height) Table (width) Table (length)

First guess how many "hands" are needed, then do the actual measurement:

 Item Guess Actual Small Book Large Book Plate Bag Chair (height) Table (width) Table (length)

## Using String:

First guess how many lengths of your string are needed, then do the actual measurement:

 Item Guess Actual Chair (height) Table (width) Table (length) Room (width) Room (length)