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8.01 Measure and estimate length

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Do you know what a length is?  It is a measure of how big something is. This lesson we will look at measuring some lengths and making estimates on lengths. 

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This video looks at how to measure objects including making sure that the measurement tool is lined up to start at zero.

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question 1

What is the length of the shaded bar in the image shown?

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question 2

Choose the best estimate for the length of a train carriage.

  1. $20$20 metres.

    A

    $100$100 metres.

    B

    $20$20 metres.

    A

    $100$100 metres.

    B

 

Remember!

$1$1 cm (centimetre) is about as big as your thumbnail

$1$1 m (metre) is about as long as two normal steps (for an average Year $3$3 student)

 

Outcomes

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Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures

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