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Surf For More Math


Lesson 2: Estimating Lengths


Estimate and measure lengths in centimetres.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 112–113

Instructions for Use

Length Strength: Centimetres has your child estimate, then measure objects.

Estimate the length of the object and enter the number into the light green box. You may then wish to drag the ruler beneath the object to measure it and change your estimate, if desired. Click “Check” to check your answer, then click on the blue arrow to continue to the next problem.

Estimating Metric Length asks your child to estimate the lengths of lines, then measure them with a centimetre ruler. Note that your child may need support understanding what 1 dm means on the ruler.

Click “Measure” at the bottom right of the screen to start. Estimate how many centimetres long the line is and enter it in the white “Length” box. Drag the ruler below the line to check your estimate, then press “Enter” to check your answer. Click “New Problem” to try another problem.