**What is an Inch?**

An inch can be defined as a unit of length in the customary system of measurement. Length in inches is either represented by in or ‘’. For instance, 5 inches can be written as 16 in or 16’’.

An inch is equal to

yard and

of a foot.

An inch in metric system is exactly 2.54 cms.

There are two half inches and four quarter inches in one whole inch.

Fun Facts– A penny is about of an inch across, while a quarter is just slightly less than 1 inch. |

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## Let’s sing!

*Length of the* old tree so tall,

Or the height of the broken wall,

Or the length of a ribbon so small.

With an inch of *tape, we measure them all!*

## Let’s do it!

Give your child sticks, straws, and ribbons of different measures. Ask them to use the ruler correctly and note the length of each in inches. Explain how much a quarter or half-inch measures.