# Measuring Lengths

## Measuring

### Measuring length, height or distance

Four of these pictures show measurements of length, height or distance.

Click on those four images then click submit when you're done.

### Match the words with the right sentence

Look at these words, match them to the correct sentence for the same measurement
• Height
Jason was very tall.
• Length
The yard fences are 18 metres long.
• Distance
The cattle truck has to travel 380km today.

### Units of measurement

The units used to measure things are listed here from smallest to biggest, are

Millimetres = mm                    Centimetres = cm

Metres = m

Kilometres = km

You will use different units for measuring different things.

The smallest unit is mm and the largest is km.

### Order the symbols

• mm, cm, m, km
• cm, mm, m, km
• km, mm, m, cm
• mm, cm, km, m
Choose the answer that shows the symbols in correct order from smallest unit to largest unit.

• Centimetres
cm
• metres
m
• millimetres
mm
• kilometres
km

### Match sentences

Match these sentences with the correct measurement words
• Mary is 160cm tall.
This is measured in centimetres.
• Chandra threw the ball 3m.
This is measured in metres.
• There is a 100km drive from Cairns to Innisfail.
This is measured in kilometres.
• The timber needed to be cut 5mm.
This is measured in milliimetres.

### cm and mm

Click on two things that would be measured in cm or mm.

### m and km

Click on two things that would be measured in m and km.

• 1 metre
• 1 millimetre
• 1 centimetre
• 1 kilometre

• 1 metre
• 1 millimetre
• 1 centimetre
• 1 kilometre

### Which items measure length and width

#### HINT: A speedo measures your speed, or how fast you are going. But is does not measure the distance you travelled.

Click on three tools that are used to measure length or height.