Calendars

So far, you've learned how to tell time, and how we move from one year to the next.Β

Let's review! π€

60 secondsmake1 minute.

60 minutesmake1 hour.

24 hoursmake1 day.

7 daysmake aweek.

Usually,30-31 daysmake amonth.

12 months (52 weeks)make ayear.

Great work! π

β° We have **clocks **to keep track of hours, minutes and seconds.

But how do we keep track of days, weeks and months? π€

π We use **calendars **π
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A **calendar **is a chart or set of pages that lists the days and months of a year, in an organized way.

π Usually, a calendar:

- uses **separate tables or pages **to show each month.

- shows a **week-by-week break-up **of the days in each month.

- uses **different ****colors **to show weekends and special days, such as Christmas and Easter.

π This is a calendar:

π Today, we can also find calendars in computers and mobile phones.

Now let's learn a few things we can use calendars for! π€Β

β We can use a calendar to count the number of days between two dates.

β We can also use a calendar to count specific days, such as Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.

Let's look at some examples.

Example 1:How manytotal daysdoes this month have?

Can you tell the answer? π€

π Let's first count the **total days **in this month.

As you can see, the month starts on the 1st and ends on the 31st.

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So, the month has **31 days**.

Nice job! π€

Example 2:How manyWednesdays and Saturdaysdoes this month have?

To figure it out, we go to the Wednesdays column and count the dates listed in it.

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This month has **4 Wednesdays**.

Great work! π

π Now, let's count how many **Saturdays **this month has.

This time, we will go to the Saturdays column and count the dates listed in it.

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Awesome! π This month has **5 Saturdays.**

Example 3:Count the total number of days, startingfrom the 15th of September until the 7th of November?

Wow! π This question looks tricky.

How will you find the answer? π€

When dates span more than one month, **count **the number of days in each month, and then **add **the numbers together.

Let's try! π

First, we **count the number of days in each month,** separately.

Very good! π

Now, let's **add **these numbers together.

**16 + 31 + 7 = 54**

What answer did you get? π€

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Correct! π There are **54 days **from the 15th of September until the 7th of November.

We can also use a calendar to find what **day of the week **a date falls on.

Example 1:What day is it on the10th of February?

How will you find this answer? π€

You got it!

π To find the **day of the week **a date falls on, first go to the date (the 10th), and look at the "Day" column it belongs to.

So, what day of the week does the 10th fall on? π€

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Yes! π February 10th falls on a **Sunday.**

Awesome! π

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Example 2:What day isfive days before Christmas?

Let's find the answer together! π€

First, let's **go to Christmas day, December 25th, and count five days before it**.

Very good! π

Now, let's **find the day **on which this date falls.

What answer did you get? π

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Nice job! π Five days before Christmas is a **Friday.**

Calendars can also help us find dates.

Let's look at some such examples.

Example 1:What date is on thefourth Tuesdayof this August?

How will we find the answer? π€

To find the date, first go to the Tuesdays column and** count four Tuesdays downwards**. The date you land on is the answer! π€

So, did you find the date?

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Great work! π It is the **27th of August.**

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Example 2:What is the date on thesecond Sunday after the 3rd of June?

Do you know how to find the answer? π€

Very good! π

To find the date, first **find the 3rd of June**. Then, **find the second Sunday **that falls after it. The date you land on is your answer.

What date did you reach? π€

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Very good! π The answer is the **16th of June.**

Congratulations! π You can now read a calendar. Start your practice below.

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