Measurement of Length Class 3: Units, Examples and Conversion
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Measurement of Length for Class 3 Math

Here the student will recall their previous learning from the measurement of length and learn more about height measurement. Also, the word problems on length for grade 3 will help the students relate the topic to real life.

The student will learn to

  • Identify the difference between length and height
  • Find the relation between cm and mm, the relation between m and mm, the relation between km and m
  • Convert km to m, convert m to cm, convert cm to mm
  • Apply height word problems in real-life situations

The learning concept is explained to class 3 students with examples, illustrations, and a concept map. At the end of the page, two printable measurements of length worksheets for class 3 with solutions are attached for the students.

Download the worksheets and solutions to assess our knowledge of the concept.

Length is a measure of how long something is. We use rulers or tape to measure lengths.

cm Scale
  • Most of the times, we measure the length in millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), meters (m), and kilometres (km) as a unit of length. These are standard units of length.
  • In daily life, we use a centimetre scale to measure length.
  • The tailors in their shop use a metre scale to measure any cloth.

Uses of Ruler to Measure Length

  • The object to be measured should be kept properly on the scale such that one of its ends coincides with the zero (0) mark on the scale.
  • cm Scale
  • The object to be measured should be kept parallel to the scale and touching the scale.
  • While taking the reading of the other end of the object, the mark of the scale and your eyes should all be in a straight line on the scale.
  • cm Scale
  • Hence, the reading of the length from the ruler is 13 cm. The length of the pencil is 13 cm.
  • cm Scale

Also, height can be measured using scales or tapes. We use centimetres (cm) and metre (m) as units to measure height. Always start measuring from the 0 mark to get an accurate reading.

Relation Between cm-mm, m-cm and km-m

The standard unit of length is ‘Metre’. Conversion from one unit to another unit is easy if we know the relationship between the units.

  • Cm in MM: 1-centimetre length is equally divided into 10 small parts and each part is called a millimetre (mm).
  • cm Scale

    So, 1 cm = 10 mm or 10 mm = 1 cm

  • M in Cm: 1-metre length is equally divided into 100 small parts and each part is called a centimetre (cm). So, So, 1 m = 100 cm or 100 cm = 1 m
  • Km-M: 1-kilometre length is equally divided into 1000 small parts and each part is called a metre (m). So, 1 km = 1000 m or 1000 m = 1 km

Conversion from cm to mm, m to cm, and km to m

How to Convert Cm to MM

  • To convert cm to mm, we multiply the length of the object by 10.
  • Example: Convert from 24 cm to mm.

    Answer: 24 cm = 24 × 10 = 240 mm

    Convert M to Cm

  • To convert m to cm, we multiply the length of the object by 100.
  • Example: Convert from 30 m to cm.

    Answer: 30 m = 30 × 100 = 3000 cm

    Convert Km to M

  • To convert km to m, we multiply the length of the object by 1000.
  • Example: Convert from 45 km to m.

    Answer: 45 km = 45 × 1000 = 45000 m

relation between cm and mm

Word Problem on Length for Grade 3

  1. Sahil has to colour a 100 m bamboo. He is instructed to colour 20 m of the bamboo with red, 30 m with blue and 40m with orange. What length of the bamboo is left uncoloured?
  2. height measurement

    Answer:

    Sahil coloured 20 m + 30 m + 40 m bamboo

    20 m + 30 m + 40 m = 50 m + 40 m = 90 m

    So, the uncoloured portion left is 100 m – 90 m = 10 m

    Hence, 10m of the bamboo is left uncoloured.

  3. Julie’s grandfather has a 3 m long ribbon. He decided to divide the length of the ribbon among his four grandsons and daughters. How much ribbon will each one get?
  4. Uses of ruler

    Answer:

    3 m = 3 × 100 cm = 300 cm

    Grandfather has 4 grandsons and daughters.

    So, each of them will get 300 cm ÷ 4 = 75 cm

    Hence, each one will get 75 cm ribbon.

Difference between length and height

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mind map of the measurement of length
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