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Measurement of Size | Handspan | Cubit | Footspan


We will measure objects by evaluating them with different objects like
clips, ribbons, pencils or utilizing our physique components for instance handspan, foot,
cubit and stride. These are non-standard items of size.

In historical occasions, folks used hand spans, cubits, and many others., as items of measurement.

We someday use our physique components like finger, hand, foot and
forearm to measure size of smaller objects.

Non-standard Units of Length

We see many issues round us. Some are brief in size like pencil, crayon or a toothbrush. Some objects are lengthy like ladder, tree or buildings.


We’ve got learnt to measure objects through the use of physique components like fingers,
handspan, cubit and footspan. We will additionally examine size of two objects
through the use of the physique components.

The space between the tip of the elbow to the tip of the center finger is named a cubit.

The size of the desk in classroom could be measured with
cubits.

Measured with Cubits

What number of cubits is your desk? __________

Word: Cubit is a measurement from elbow to fingertip. 

Should you stretch your palm out, the gap between the tip of the thumb and the little finger is named a hand span.

The size of a picket stick could be measured with hand span.

Measure of a Wooden Stick

What number of hand spans is your desk? __________

What number of hand spans is the blackboard in your class? __________

What number of hand spans is your trainer’s desk? __________

There have been different items too akin to foot span, stride, and many others.

The size of the ground within the classroom could be measured
with footspan.

Measured with Footspan

Is your trainer’s stride the identical as yours?

Stride

The reply is not any! It’s because stride of all folks will not be the identical as some folks have longer toes and legs than others. So, we have to have one uniform unit for measuring size.

Measuring
Lengths Utilizing Objects:

We will additionally use completely different objects like clips, pencils, ribbons, matchsticks to measure the size.

Measuring Lengths Using Objects

Utilizing Matchsticks

How lengthy is that this straw? Allow us to measure its size utilizing matchsticks.

Length using Matchsticks

This straw is 7 matchsticks lengthy.

How lengthy is that this eraser?

Length using Matchsticks Eraser

This eraser is _____ matchsticks lengthy.

How lengthy is that this portray brush?

Length using Matchsticks Painting Brush

This portray brush is _____ matchsticks lengthy.

Measure the size of the next utilizing matchsticks.

(a) Your pencil is _____ matchsticks lengthy.

(b) Your pencilbox is _____ lengthy. 

(c) Your pocket book is _____ matchsticks lengthy.

(d) Your ruler is _____ matchsticks lengthy.

Utilizing Paper Clips

The size of the pencil is about 8 paper clips.

Length of the Pencil

The size of the pencil field is about 9 clips.

Length of the Pencil Box

Utilizing Pencils

The size of the desk field is about 4 pencils.

Length of a Desk

Utilizing Ribbons

The size of the cricket bat is about 2 ribbons.

Measuring Length Using Ribbons

Questions and Solutions on Measurement of Size:

1. Ring the longer object. 

(i)

Longer Object

(ii)

Ribbon Length

2. What are the lengths of those rulers? Use a paper clip to measure the size. Then fill within the blanks.

Length using Paper Clips

(i) It’s about __________ paper clips lengthy.

Length using Paper Clips

(ii) It’s about __________ paper clips lengthy. 

Reply:

2. (i) 6

(ii) 3

3. Tick the right reply.

Longest and Shortest

(i) Which is the longest pencil? 

Correct Answer

(ii) Which is the shortest pencil? 

Correct Answer

Reply:

3. (i) C

(ii) A

4. Tick the right reply.

Tallest and Shortest

(i) Which is the tallest pencil? 

Correct Answer

(ii) Which is the shortest pencil? 

Correct Answer

Reply:

4. (i) B

(ii) A

5. Fill within the blanks.

(i)

Book Length

The e book is ___ eraser lengthy.

(ii)

Length of a Table

The desk is ___ cubits lengthy.

Reply:

5. (i) 3

(ii) 3

6. Which a part of your physique will you employ to measure the next objects?

(i) Guide

(ii) Desk

(iii) Classroom

 

7. Have a look at the image and fill within the blanks:

Length of the Blackboard

(i) The size of the blackboard is about ………… handspans.

Length of the Mattresses

(ii) The size of matrasses is about …………footspan.

Length of the Book

Reply:

7. (i) 7

(ii) 10

(iii) 6

8. Write T for true and F for false.

(i) Cubic is shorter than handspan. 

(ii) Footspan is shorter than stride.

Reply:

8. (i) F

(ii) T

Questions and Solutions on Non-Normal Unit of Size:

9. Have a look at the image and fill within the blanks:

(i) The ribbon is about ………… clips lengthy.

Length of a Ribbon

(ii) The pencil is about ………… clips lengthy.

Measurement of a Pencil

(iii) The toothbrush is about ………… clips lengthy.

Length of a Toothbrush

(iv) The e book is about ………… clips lengthy.

Measurement of a Book

Reply:

9. (i) 8

(ii) 4

(iii) 6

(iv) 3

10. Have a look at the image and fill within the blanks:

(i)

Length of the Table

The size of the desk is about ………… cubits.

(ii)

Length of a Carpet

The size of the carpet is about ………… footspans.

(iii)

Length of a Tile

The size of the tile within the classroom is about ………… footspans.

Reply:

10. (i) 2

(ii) 4

(iii) 2

11. Match the issues with the physique components that you’ll select to measure the size.

Measuring Lengths Using Body Parts

Reply:

11. (a) → (iii)

(b) → (i)

(c) → (ii)

12. Measure these objects at house and fill within the blanks.

(i) 

Length of a Sofa

Size of my couch is about __________ ribbons.

(ii)

Measure of a Table

Size of my desk is about __________ ribbons.

(iii) 

Length of a Bottle

Size of my bottle is about __________ handspan.

(iv)

Length of a Shorts

Size of my shorts is about __________ cubit.

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