Put 5 items on top of your desk. For example, you could put a crayon, eraser, pencil, glue stick or scissors on your desk. You will also need some paper clips from your teacher. You will be working on non-standard units of measurement. Measure one item from your desk, using the paper clips. Line up your paper clips touching each other. Use the tool to draw the item you measured. Use the tool to write how many paper clips long your item is in length, approximately. Check out the example in the student template.