Chapter Notes: Fun at Class Party

# Fun at Class Party Chapter Notes | Mathematics for Class 3 (Maths Mela) PDF Download

 Table of contents Introduction Let's Understand With a Story Measurement of Length - "How long?" Different tools for Measuring Lengths Measuring Distances - "How far?" Let's Practice

## Introduction

Imagine a world full of measuring tools and colorful adventures! In this chapter, we'll learn how to measure using our hands, feet, and special tools like metre ropes. Get ready to compare lengths, guess distances, and have a blast as we explore the exciting world of measurement together!

## Let's Understand With a Story

• Once there were two friends, Riya and Aryan. They loved playing cricket. One day, they wanted to know how long their cricket bat was.
Riya & Aryan
• Aryan tried to measure it using his hands and said it was 4 hand lengths long.
• Then, Riya tried and said it was 6 hand lengths long for her.
• They were confused why the bat was different lengths for each of them.
• Their mom explained, "Your hands are different sizes, so using hand length isn't a good way to measure. You should use a ruler or a measuring tape. They give the same answer for everyone."
• Riya and Aryan understood and learned that using the right tools helps us measure things correctly.
• From that day on, they always used a ruler or measuring tape to measure things accurately.
Ruler & Measuring Tape
Now that we know why and how measurement is important, let's understand different types of measurements.

## Measurement of Length - "How long?"

Have you ever wondered how people measured things long ago? They didn't have rulers like we do now. Instead, they used parts of their bodies! Here are some of the parts they used:

• A hand span is the distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the fingers are spread apart.

A cubit is the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger when the hand is stretched out.But here's the thing: everyone's hand span and cubit are different like we saw in the story given above.
So when they measured something, they didn't always get the same answer. That's why mathematicians decided to create standard units of length.Foot Scale

• In many parts of the world, people used units like inches, feet, and yards.
• 12 inches make one foot and  3 feet (plural of foot) make 1 yard.
• But now, we mostly use the metric system.
• The standard unit for measuring length is called a meter, and we write it as 'm'.
• Longer distances are measured in kilometers (km), and smaller lengths in centimeters (cm).

So, even though people used to measure with their hands and arms, now we use meters and centimeters to measure things accurately!

For measuring lengths, we use:

• a metre rod,
•  a measuring tape
• and a ruler.

## Different tools for Measuring Lengths

A cloth merchant measures cloth by iron rod called the metre rod.
Metre Rod

15 cm Ruler

Here, the distance from the floor to a door knob is about 1 metre and the height of the plant is also about 1 metre.
There are certain things such as the following that are more than a metre long.
There are certain things like those shown below that are less than a metre long.
We use metres to measure long lengths and centimetres to measure short lengths.

### Measurement of Length Using Centimetre Scale

This will help you to estimate lengths in centimetres.A 15 cm or 30 cm ruler is used to measure lengths in centimetres.
To measure the length of an object, say, a sharpener, line up one of the sharpener ends at the 0 mark of the ruler. The other end, touches the 2 cm mark of the ruler, so it is 2 cm long.
Similarly, we can measure the length of the following objects

• The length of the pencil is 12 cm.
• The length of the crayon is 6 cm.
• The length of the board pin is 1 cm.

Long distances measured using kilometres that is represented by km.

## Measuring Distances - "How far?"

Measuring distance is like counting steps or jumps to find out how far things are from each other on a grid or map. We use units of distance, like meters or feet, to measure the length or distance between two points.

### Measuring Heights - "How Tall?"

"How Tall?" is about measuring how high or tall something or someone is, like a tree or a person. We use units of measurement, like meters or feet, to find out the height from the ground to the top of the object or person.

### Story Time: How tall we are?

Once upon a time in a park, there were boxes of flowers piled up high, forming a huge tower.

• All the kids gathered around to see how tall they were compared to the tower.
• Rajat stood next to the tower and found out he was 4 boxes tall.
Rajat is 4 boxes tall
• Richa then stood beside Rajat and discovered she was 5 boxes tall.
Richa is 5 boxes tall
• Finally, Disha joined them and realized she was 3 boxes tall.
Disha is 3 boxes tall
• The kids were amazed to see how the tower helped them understand their heights in a fun way.
• They learned that comparing our height to something else, like a tower or a tree, can show us how high or tall we are.

## Let's Practice

1. Look at the picture of the flower below.  Can you guess the height of the flower with the help of the ruler given:

Sol: On closely looking at the picture, we get to know that the height of the flower is 6cm.

2. Upon looking at the following image, can you tell which one of the following kid is taller?

Sol: It can clearly be seen that the boy is taller than the girl.

The document Fun at Class Party Chapter Notes | Mathematics for Class 3 (Maths Mela) is a part of the Class 3 Course Mathematics for Class 3 (Maths Mela).
All you need of Class 3 at this link: Class 3

## Mathematics for Class 3 (Maths Mela)

6 videos|68 docs|18 tests

## FAQs on Fun at Class Party Chapter Notes - Mathematics for Class 3 (Maths Mela)

 1. How can we measure length using different tools?
Ans. We can measure length using tools such as rulers, measuring tapes, meter sticks, and yardsticks. Each tool has markings that indicate units of measurement, such as inches, centimeters, or feet.
 2. What is the difference between measuring distances and measuring heights?
Ans. Measuring distances refers to determining how far apart two points are, while measuring heights involves determining the vertical distance from the base to the top of an object or person.
 3. How can we measure the length of an object accurately?
Ans. To measure the length of an object accurately, ensure that the measuring tool is aligned with one end of the object, and read the measurement at the opposite end. It is important to use the smallest unit of measurement possible for precision.
 4. Can you give an example of a real-life situation where measuring length is important?
Ans. Measuring length is essential in activities such as construction, sewing, and carpentry. For example, in construction, accurate measurements are crucial for ensuring that materials fit together properly.
 5. What are some common units of measurement used for length?
Ans. Some common units of measurement for length include inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters. These units are used in various contexts depending on the precision required.

## Mathematics for Class 3 (Maths Mela)

6 videos|68 docs|18 tests

### Up next

 Explore Courses for Class 3 exam

### Top Courses for Class 3

Signup to see your scores go up within 7 days! Learn & Practice with 1000+ FREE Notes, Videos & Tests.
10M+ students study on EduRev
Related Searches

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

;