TEK 1.7 Geometry and Measurement. The student applies mathematical process standards to select and use units to describe length and time.

The student is expected to:

(A) use measuring tools [such as adding machine tape, ribbon, or string] to measure the length of objects to reinforce the continuous nature of linear measurement;

(B) illustrate [demonstrate] that the length of an object is the number of same-size units of length that, when laid end-to-end with no gaps or overlaps, reach from one end of the object to the other;

(C) measure the same object/distance with units of two different lengths and describe how and why the measurements differ;

(D) describe a length to the nearest whole unit using a number and a unit [such as five craft sticks)

(E) tell time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks.


This is a collection of shoelaces of varying lengths that is used in measurement instruction.  Each shoelace has a piece of masking tape attached with a different letter on it.  Students use a variety of objects  such as paperclips, unifix cubes, etc. to measure the shoelaces and record the measurements on the Shoelace Record Sheet.  


Length and Time

Lenth Activity Sheets                         




This lesson compares items of different lengths with an item selected and recorded at the top of the page.



Students select one of the shoelaces from the collection of shoelaces.  They measure the shoelace with a given unit and record it on the worksheet.  They continue measuring different shoelaces with the same unit to complete the worksheet.



This is a good activity for work with learning buddies.  Students measure a variety of objects in the room using unifix cubes and record their answers.




Students locate items in the classroom of varying lengths and record their findings on the worksheet.




Students draw around their foot on the worksheet and select the unit they will use to measure their foot.  Students then record the unit they have chosen and the length of their foot.