0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111213141516171819202122 2324 4 Long and Short Lali is selling things at her father's shop. A farmer comes to buy rope. Can you give me 7 arms of rope? Here is your 7 arms of rope. But this is only 6 arms long.Why don't you measure your arm with this rope and take 7 times of that length? So, the farmer measures his arm with the rope and Lali gives him 7 times that much rope. Measure your arm and your mother's arm. What is the difference? Children should be encouraged to look around and see how lengths of different things are measured in different ways using local or non-standard units. For example, rope, garlands or cloth may be sold by the cubit, handspan, fingers, etc. They also need to do activities of measuring lengths (and distances) with their own body parts. 46 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111213141516171819202122 2324Take 2 metres cloth How Long is a Metre? for your kurta. A metre is equal to 100 centimetresAnd how many You need three metres for a long metres! skirt for me? Let Us Make a Metre-rope You must have seen shopkeepers measuring cloth with a metre rod. ✒ Use a metre rod and a rope. ✒ Make a knot at one end of the rope. ✒ Keep the metre rod with the rope. ✒ Mark 1 metre on the rope and make a knot there. ✒ Now the length between the two knots is 1 metre. This is your metre-rope. If you don't get a metre rod use a measuring-tape and mark 100 centimetres on the rope. 100 centimetres are equal to a metre, so you get the metre-rope. 53 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111213141516171819202122 2324 Guess and Check Activity 1 ❈Find some things that look 1 metre long. ❈Use your metre-rope to find which of these things are more or less than 1 metre. Name of the thing More than Less than 1 metre 1 metre Length of table – – Width of table – – Width of door – – Length of door – – – – – – – – Activity 2 Some Class III children have marked a 1 metre height on the wall of their class. You can also mark 1 metre on your class wall. 54

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Long and Short
Lali is selling things at her father's shop. A farmer comes to
buy rope.
Can you give me 7
arms of rope?
Here is your 7
arms of rope.
Why don't you measure
your arm with this rope
and take 7 times of that
length?
But this is only
6 arms long.
So, the farmer measures his arm with
the rope and Lali gives him 7 times
that much rope.
Measure your arm and your mother's
arm. What is the difference?
Children should be encouraged to look around and see how lengths of different things are measured
in different ways using local or non-standard units. For example, rope, garlands or cloth may be
sold by the cubit, handspan, fingers, etc. They also need to do activities of measuring lengths
(and distances) with their own body parts.
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