The worksheet presents a set of six boxes, each containing a line drawing of an everyday object or structure, such as a pot, a person, a dog, a ruler, a tower, and a ladder. Next to each drawing, there is a line of paperclips that serves as a unit of measure. The task for students is to count the number of paperclips aligned with each item and color in the corresponding box. This activity integrates counting with a visual approach to understanding size and measurement.
The worksheet is designed to teach students about non-standard units of measurement by using paperclips as a measuring tool. It encourages students to practice counting in a practical context and to recognize that objects can be measured using items other than traditional rulers or measuring tapes. This exercise helps to build an early understanding of length and comparison, as students determine how many paperclips long each item is. Additionally, it provides a foundation for later learning about standard measurement units by showing that any consistent unit can be used to measure length.