# Length, Width and Height

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## Length, Width and Height

What is length, width, and height? When you need to describe the size of an object, you need to identify its length, width and its height. In this text, we will learn how to identify length, width, and height on several different objects. As an example, we will describe the length, width and height of a box. Let’s learn more about length, width, height and how to identify height length width with the following explanation.

## Describing the Size of Objects

When we think about an object or a person, we can think about its size. Size is another way to talk about the space something takes up, like how big, small, long, and even wide a person or object is! Size can be measured using different parts of an object like its length, its width, and its height. These measurements tell us more information about the object's size! Let’s look at the difference between the words length, width, height, with the example of this box.

## Identifying Length

Length is the distance from one side of an object to the other. We can ask, “how long is this object” to find its length. We can describe an object's length with words like long and short.

## Identifying Width

Width is the distance of an object from front to back. We can ask, “how wide is this object” to find its width. We can describe an object's width with words like wide and narrow.

## Identifying Height

Height is the distance from the top of an object to the bottom. We can ask, “how tall is this object” to find its height. We can describe an object's height with words like tall, short and small.

## Length, Width and Height – Summary

Size can be measured using different parts of an object like its length, its width, and its height.

• Length is the distance from one side of the object to the other.

• Width is the distance from front to back.

• Height is the distance from the top of an object to the bottom.

If you want to identify the length, width and height of an object, you can ask yourself these questions:

length How long / short is it?
width How wide / narrow is it?
height How tall / short is it?

Have you practised yet? On this website, you can also find worksheets and interactive exercises to practise finding the length, width, and height of an object.

## Length, Width and Height exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Length, Width and Height.
• ### Length, width or height?

Hints

Which measurement shows how long or short an object is?

Here we can see the length, width and height of the fish tank. Which one shows the measurement from one side to the other?

Solution

Zuri is finding out how long or short the counter is, so she will measure the length.

• ### What is Freddie measuring?

Hints

Remember, the line is showing how tall or short the fish food is. Which measurement tells us about the distance from top to bottom?

The length measures how long or short an object is. This measurement needs to show how tall or short the object is.

Solution

Height shows the distance from the top of the fish food to the bottom. Freddie will measure the height.

• ### What does width measure?

Hints

Remember, the width measures how wide an object is.

Remember, measuring one side to the other is the length.

Solution

To find the width, Freddie and Zuri will need to measure the distance from front to back.

• ### What do these words mean?

Hints

Remember, we use length, width and height to measure objects. Think about how each is measured.

When we measure length, we measure the distance from one side of the object to another. Which image shows measuring from one side to the other?

When we measure width, we measure the distance from front to back. Which image shows measuring from front to back?

Solution

Length is the distance from one side of the object to the other.

Width is the distance from front to back.

Height is the distance from the top to the bottom.

Size is the length, width and height of an object.

• ### Fill in the missing word.

Hints

Remember, the length, width and height measure a person or object. What is that measurement called?

Look at these examples of length, width and height. What are they all measuring?

Solution

Size can be measured by using length, width and height.

• ### Match describing words.

Hints

Remember, each measurement has describing words to tell what it measures.

Think about what length, width and height measure. Which words describe them?

Solution

• When we measure the length, we measure how long an object is.
• When we measure the width, we measure how wide or narrow an object is.
• When we measure the height, we measure how tall an object is.
We can also use the word short when describing length and height.