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Measurement Thick and thin for Class 1 Maths

The discussion below will help students build the concept on thick and thin. Also, this will introduce new words related to the concept.

Also, they will learn to identify the

  • Difference between thicker and thinner
  • thickest and thinnest among two objects

Each concept is explained to class 1 Maths students with examples, and illustrations and a concept map are given to summarize the whole idea. At the end of the page, two printable worksheets with solutions are attached for students to practice.


Thick and Thin

We call objects thick and thin based on their width.


In the given picture, the chalk is thick and the pencil is thin.

  • To compare the sizes of two or more objects, we do not use ‘thick or thin’.
  • To compare two or more objects, we use the words thicker, thinner, thickest, and thinnest.
Difference Between Thicker and Thinner

The words ‘Thicker and Thinner' are used to compare two objects.


In the given picture, the banana is tinner than the pineapple .The pineapple is thicker than the banana.


Thickest and Thinnest

The words ‘Thickest and Thinnest’ are used for comparing three or more objects..


In the given picture, the first candle is the thickest and the third candle is the thinnest among the all candles.


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