Ruler measurement worksheets for measuring length on an object shown on an inch ruler starting from various quarter inch positions of the ruler. These are great worksheets for fraction subtraction practice!
Measuring the length of something often requires us to look not only at the ending measurement, but a starting offset as well. This is common in a lot of ‘in-place’ measurements, and it creates the opportunity to introduce subtraction and relative length as part of the measurement thinking process.
These worksheets all deal with measuring the relative length of an object in inches, and the offset is a starting fractional number of inches from the left edge of the ruler down to quarter inch positions.
Students will find the total length of the object by looking at the ending measurement in inches and then subtracting the starting inch position from that value. Because these workseets deal with partial inch measurements, they are great practice for applied subtraction of fractions, and the more advanced worksheets will require determining of common denominators and other steps that make these fabulous fraction practice as well!