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Length

These measurement problems focus on the onedimensional concepts of length and distance.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 4: Measurement
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Elementary Measurement
NCTM Standards:
Measurement Standard for Grades 35
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Across the Netherlands
 Maggie HosMcGrane

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 5. Help sort out this bike trip through the Netherlands (requires a bit of map reading). Initially a twoweek problem.
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Across Wisconsin
 Jo Wenzler

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take this athletic math teacher to bike across Wisconsin (requires a little map reading). Initially a twoweek problem.
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Aidan's Millimeter Measurements
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Calculate Aidan's height and age based on his wellbaby measurements at the doctor's office.
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Baseball Trivia
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many runs do the Phillies have to score before the base runners have covered a mile?
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Birthday Trip
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Just how far is the trip to Aunt Mazie's house?
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Building the Fence
 Steve Risberg & Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Herta is building a fence. How wide will the gaps between the pickets be so that everything is spaced evenly?
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California Dreaming
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the length of time that will be needed to drive from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Los Angeles, California.
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Circles Around
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use this exploration problem to discover the relation between circumference and diameter.
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Cubic Changes
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine how the volume and surface area of a cube change when the edge length is changed.
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Driving Decisions
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help the Downings decide which car rental is the best option for their trip to Denver.
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Filling the Freezer
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. How many cartons of ice cream can the Math Club fit in their freezer?
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Frequent Flier Figuring
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use Web resources to help plan the shortest route from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Frog Farming *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Farmer Mead build a rectangular pen to hold her frogs.
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Golden Gate Bridge *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find out how much wire was used in the two main cables of the Golden
Gate Bridge.
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Good Fences
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Design a fence that will keep the animals happy.
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Horsin' Around
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How long does it take Zachary to complete his journey on horseback and
on foot?
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I Like to Palindrive!
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many palindromic numbers will appear on Kristina's odometer in October, 2003?
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Inching Along Down the Football Field
 Terrel Trotter

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Fred put his football down on a goal line of the 100yard field. He then moved it forward half the field distance, over and over again. When did the distance first become less than one inch?
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Jumping Rope
 Leon Roland & class

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Just how long was the rope with which we started?
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Meters of Money
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Ms. Juncos's class determine the amount of money they will raise with this metric project.
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MiniMall Measurements
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use given measurements of the stores in the minimall to find the area
and dimensions of
other stores.
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Mr. W. Goes Across Australia
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 5. Help Mr. W figure out when he needs to start his trip in order to meet Mrs. W on time (requires a bit of map reading).
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Neighborhood Watch
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how many trips will be made around the neighborhood in this watch program.
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Nova Scotia Quilt
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use the area of a rectangular bed quilt to determine its dimensions.
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Penny Space
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine the space needed to store a million pennies.
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Pumpkin Pride
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find the mean average diameter of jacko'lanterns lined up on planks
and also the number
of miles the planks would cover if laid end to end.
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Railroad Crossing
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how far apart Division Junction and Logarithm Square are, based on the time Emily and Edward Engineer cross paths.
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Rounding Mountains
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use estimated figures to determine the maximum and minimum differences between the heights of two mountains.
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Sheila's Shelves
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much space will Sheila have on her new book shelves?
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Something Fishy
 Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs and Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi to go in the fish pond.
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Special Stars
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the number of pipe cleaners Leah used to create a Star of David chain.
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Timber!!!
 Lisa and Judy Gardner

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the lengths of two pieces of a damaged redwood tree.
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