# Lesson 6 Measure with Paper Clips

• Let’s measure length with a new tool.

## Warm-up Estimation Exploration: Length of the Desk

How long is the desk?

Record an estimate that is:

too low

about right

too high

## Activity 1 Measure with Paper Clips

We have been measuring length with connecting cubes. Now we are going to use a different object to measure. Measure the length of this rectangle using paper clips. When each partner has measured, compare your thinking with your partner.

## Activity 2 Measure Our Workbook

Circle whether you agree or disagree with each student.
Explain why you agree or disagree.

1. Andre says that his student workbook is 5 paper clips long.

Agree

Disagree

I because

2. Tyler says the workbook is 7 paper clips long.

Agree

Disagree

I because

3. Clare says the workbook is 8 paper clips long.

Agree

Disagree

I because

## Activity 3 Measure Strips of Tape

Use paper clips to measure each strip of tape.

1. The length of Tape A is paper clips.

2. The length of Tape B is paper clips.

3. The length of Tape C is paper clips.

4. The length of Tape D is paper clips.

5. The length of Tape E is paper clips.

6. The length of Tape F is paper clips.

## Problem 1

1. Jada says the rectangle is 5 paper clips long.

Do you agree with Jada? Why or why not?

2. Do you think the rectangle is less than 5 paper clips long, 5 paper clips long, or more than 5 paper clips long?
Show your thinking using drawings, number or words.