Welcome to the measurement worksheets page at Math-Drills.com where you can measure up, measure down or measure all around! This page includes Measurement worksheets for length, area, angles, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature in Metric, U.S. and Imperial units.
Measurement concepts and skills give students the ability to perform tasks related to everyday life. Length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature are measurement concepts that people are exposed to everyday. Students begin using non-standard units such as their own height and progress to using standard measurement units. Being able to recognize and use for comparison, common measurement units such as the metre or foot, allows students to use their estimation skills to help them solve problems in measurement. Measurement tools enable students to learn hands-on and develop a deeper understanding of measurement concepts.
You may also be interested in using our unit converter which can be accessed using the navigation menu to the right.
Is there anything that we talk about more than the weather? Maybe, but make sure your students are prepared to impress their friends and family by ensuring they understand how to read temperatures and how to convert between two commonly used temperature scales.
Reading and Sketching Time on Analog Clocks
Even though the time is displayed digitally in so many places these days—on cell phones, on computers, on microwaves—there are still a few analog clocks left around and this concept is probably in your curriculum. Besides being able to tell time on an analog clock though, this is probably one of the first places that students encounter a number system other than base ten. Thanks to the Babylonians et. al. we have 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour. Once your students master the intricacies of the time system, they can start learning about other useful number systems like hexadecimal and binary, both of which are heavily used in computers.
Elapsed Time Worksheets
Converting U.S. Customary Units Worksheets
Below are a selection of converting U.S. Customary Units worksheets that should help students further their understanding of this system. In the liquid measurement worksheets, we have included worksheets with gills because this is the key unit that results in more fluid ounces in an Imperial gallon than in a U.S. gallon. You can learn more about gills on our liquid measurement conversion guide below.
Converting Imperial Units Worksheets
Even though Imperial and U.S. Customary units may sound the same, they aren't always the same amount. For example, there are 3.785 litres in a U.S. gallon and 4.546 litres in an Imperial gallon. Sometimes there are also different definitions for units like the gill used in liquid measurmements. In the U.S., there are 4 fluid ounces in a gill and in the Imperial System, there are 5 fluid ounces in a gill.
Conversion Between Metric and U.S. Customary Units
Converting between Metric and U.S. customary units can be accomplished in a number of ways and usually takes a little knowledge of fractions and/or decimals. Most commonly, students will use a formula to convert and round the values. You may like our converting inches and centimeters with rulers worksheets for students who have difficulty with manipulating the numbers and formulas and need an easier method.
Metric Conversion Worksheets
Converting between Metric units is really an exercise in multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. In a perfect situation, students would be taught the prefixes of the Metric system and their relationships to powers of ten which they could apply to any prefix and any unit. Until they do that, however, take it one step at a time and focus on the most common Metric units with the worksheets below. We've kept it fairly simple with three significant digits in each question.
Measuring Length Worksheets
Measuring length is so much more interesting if you can send students out with rulers and have them measure items in their environment. What is the width of the textbook? the classroom? the school? We've never met a student who didn't enjoy using a measuring wheel (you know the one that clicks every time you've traveled a yard or a meter). How do you know they've measured things correctly though? Well, you might need something like we've provided below. You can also compare students' measurements of the same objects to see if they got the same measurement. Let's say, you had 20 students measure the height of the doorway. You should get 20 very similar answers (unless they are the sharing type then you'll get exactly the same answers) and any different answers can be quickly identified.
Measuring Angles Worksheets
If you can, get your hands on some full round protractors. They make things much easier and help students to recognize that measuring angles is the same as measuring sections of a circle. Full round protractors also makes it much easier and precise to measure reflex angles.
Area and Perimeter Worksheets
Measuring area and perimeter worksheets allow students to learn and practice these very important concepts. Teaching formulas probably isn't the best initial approach since students often get confused about how to find the perimeter and area and don't always remember that areas are squared units. It is very important to teach students that the units are an essential part of any measurement. Without the units, the number is meaningless.
So, how do you get students to understand these concepts... try using a hands-on approach. Challenge them to wall paper the edge of a thin ruler. If they look at you funny, ask them why you can't wall paper the edge of a ruler. Then let them wall paper a tissue box and give it to someone as a gift. Get them to measure a wall with 1 cm by 1 cm tiles and see if they give up after a while. Tell them there is an easier way. Measure the length and height and ask them if they would only need tiles for the length and height. Hopefully, they see that they would need many more than that to fill in the "middle." Using real world applications to teach math can only help students relate those little markings on the paper to something meaningful.
Area and Perimeter of Triangles
Area and Perimeter of Rectangles
Area and Perimeter of Parallelograms
Area and Perimeter of Trapezoids
Area and Perimeter of Various Shapes
We mixed up the shapes on the worksheets in this section. These area and perimeter worksheets would be best suited to students who have mastered finding the areas of triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids. For students who need an extra challenge, give them the compound shapes worksheet, but make sure they know how to find the area and circumference of a circle first.
In this section, you will find a number of math worksheets related to circles. Radius, diameter, circumference and area are all related measurements; you only need one of them to find the remaining measurements. Diameter and radius are the simplest ones because the diameter of a circle is twice the radius and, conversely, the radius is half the diameter. To calculate between radius/diameter and circumference/area, as you probably know, you need to use π (pi). Depending on your accessibility to calculators or computers, you may use many digits of pi in the calculation or just a few. Often, people without calculators use an estimate of pi (3 or 3.14). Just for fun we made a worksheet with pi to 100,000 decimal places. The calculations on the worksheets below use a fairly precise version of pi; you may have to adjust the answers if you use more rounded versions of pi.