Times

Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!

Clock Hands

This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.

A Child Is Full of ...

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

Ten Green Bottles

Ten Green Bottles

 Ten green bottles hanging on a wall Ten green bottles hanging on a wall If one green bottle should accidentally fall There'd be nine green bottles hanging on the wall Nine green bottles ..... If the first bottle fell at ten past five in the morning ($5.10$ a.m.) and the others fell down at $5$ minute intervals, what would the time be when the last bottle fell down?

Why do this problem?

This problem is one which could be done quickly as an introduction when extending or revising work on time and clocks.

Key questions

When does the first bottle fall?

So when does the second bottle fall?

How many $5$ minutes are there between the first and tenth bottles falling?

Possible extension

Learners could find the equation for the $nth$ bottle falling.

Possible support

Suggest using a real or model clock and counting.