We can measure objects by comparing them with other objects like clips, ribbons, pencils or using our body parts for example handspan, foot, cubit and stride. These are non-standard units of length.

The length of the pencil is about 8 paper clips.

The length of the pencil box is about 9 clips.

Questions and Answers on Measurement of Length:

**1. Which part of your body will you use to measure the following
objects?**

(i) Book

(ii) Table

(iii) Classroom

**2. Look at the picture and fill in the blanks:**

(i) The length of the blackboard is about ………… handspans.

(ii) The length of matrasses is about …………footspan.

Measurement of Length

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