Worksheet: Nonstandard Units of Length

In this worksheet, we will practice how to compare the lengths of paths that are not straight by measuring and adding each part to find the total length.

Q1:

What is the length of the blue stripe?

Q2:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long is the toothbrush?

Q3:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long are the scissors?

Q4:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long is the pen?

Q5:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long is the fork?

Q6:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long is the key?

Q7:

How long is the yellow stripe?

Q8:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long is the zipper?

Q9:

Using paperclips as units of measurement, how long is the nail?

Q10:

The length of the green stripe is less than the length of the stripe.

  • Agray
  • Bblue
  • Cyellow
  • Dred

Q11:

The length of the red stripe is 3 units. The length of the blue stripe is unit(s).

Q12:

What is the color of the shortest stripe?

  • AYellow
  • BGray
  • CBlue
  • DGreen
  • ERed

Q13:

Find the length and the width of the gray shape.

  • A5 length units, 7 length units
  • B3 length units, 5 length units
  • C6 length units, 4 length units

Q14:

Olivia is measuring items with square units.

Count to find the missing number.

The pencil is units long.

Q15:

Ethan measured the length of two toys with unit squares.

Pick the words that are missing.

  • Alonger than
  • Bthe same length as
  • Cshorter than

What number is missing?

Pick the words that are missing.

  • Athe same length as
  • Blonger than
  • Cshorter than

Q16:

A piece of paper is to be divided into a typographic grid, as seen in the given figure. A font has a vertical height of 536 of an inch. Each line of text must be separated by a gap of 136 of an inch, including above the first row and below the last. What would the vertical height of each grid row be if it were to contain exactly 10 lines of text? Give your answer to two decimal places.

Q17:

Madison is measuring her toys with unit squares.

Pick the toy that is 8 units long.

  • A
  • B

Q18:

Jacob is measuring items with unit squares.

Count to find the missing number.

The dollhouse is units high.

Q19:

Is the pen longer or shorter than the pencil?

  • Alonger
  • Bshorter

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