Worksheet: Measuring to the Nearest Inch

In this worksheet, we will practice how to use a ruler to measure the lengths of objects to the nearest inch by considering the midpoint between two inch markers.


Write the length of the line as a decimal.


Hannah is trying to measure the length of her comb.

She says it is about 6 inches long. Is she correct?

  • ANo
  • BYes


Pick the correct answer to complete the following: The glue stick is about inches long.

  • A2
  • B1
  • C4
  • D3


Sophia says the length of the scissors is about 6 in.

Hannah says the length of the scissors is about 5 in.

Who is correct?

  • ASophia
  • BHannah


Select the correct length of the spoon.

  • AIt is exactly 3 inches long.
  • BIt is exactly 4 inches long.
  • CIt is about 3 inches long.
  • DIt is about 4 inches long.


Use the ruler to measure the toothbrush to the nearest inch.


About how long is the pencil?

  • AAbout 7 inches
  • BAbout 4 inches
  • CAbout 5 inches
  • DAbout 6 inches


True or False: The length of the jar is about 3 inches.

  • AFalse
  • BTrue

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