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Broad Topics > Measures and Mensuration > Time

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Sweeping Hands

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use your knowledge of angles to work out how many degrees the hour and minute hands of a clock travel through in different amounts of time.

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Ten Green Bottles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at 5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?

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The Time Is ...

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.

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Timing

Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

These two challenges will test your time-keeping!

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The New Millennium: When Did it Begin?

Stage: 2

Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.

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The Hare and the Tortoise

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

In this version of the story of the hare and the tortoise, the race is 10 kilometres long. Can you work out how long the hare sleeps for using the information given?

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A History of Astronomy

Stage: 2

Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.

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Train Timetable

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the information to work out the timetable for the three trains travelling between City station and Farmland station.

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Bike Ride

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Nirmala and Riki live 9 kilometres away from the nearest market. They both want to arrive at the market at exactly noon. What time should each of them start riding their bikes?

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Slow Coach

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?

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Working with Dinosaurs

Stage: 2

This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.

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Two Clocks

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?

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Now and Then

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. Compare the results for 2012.

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Watch the Clock

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?

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A Flying Holiday

Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.

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Digital Times

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which segment on a digital clock is lit most each day? Which segment is lit least? Does it make any difference if it is set to 12 hours or 24 hours?

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On Time?

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article explains how Greenwich Mean Time was established and in fact, why Greenwich in London was chosen as the standard.

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Take the Right Angle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

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5 on the Clock

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

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Home Time

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

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A Calendar Question

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?

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Wonky Watches

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

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Time and Tide

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What can you say about when these pictures were taken?

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Order, Order!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

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Decimal Time

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the clocks to investigate French decimal time in this problem. Can you see how this time system worked?

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You Tell the Story

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

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Clock Hands

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Calendar Sorting

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?

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An Unhappy End

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

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Do You Measure Up?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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How Long Does it Take?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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Clocks

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?

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In Order

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.

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How Many Times?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

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Millennium Man

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Liitle Millennium Man was born on Saturday 1st January 2000 and he will retire on the first Saturday 1st January that occurs after his 60th birthday. How old will he be when he retires?

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A Child Is Full of ...

Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Palindromic Date

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

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Practice Run

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

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2010: A Year of Investigations

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

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Lengthy Journeys

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.

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Place Your Orders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

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Order the Changes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

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Buses

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A bus route has a total duration of 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes, two buses set out, one from each end. How many buses will one bus meet on its way from one end to the other end?

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Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

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John's Train Is on Time

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A train leaves on time. After it has gone 8 miles (at 33mph) the driver looks at his watch and sees that the hour hand is exactly over the minute hand. When did the train leave the station?

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Right Time

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

At the time of writing the hour and minute hands of my clock are at right angles. How long will it be before they are at right angles again?

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Friday 13th

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This month there is a Friday the thirteenth and this year there are three. Can you explain why every year must contain at least one Friday the thirteenth?

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Times

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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!

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Paradoxes

Stage: 2 and 3

A paradox is a statement that seems to be both untrue and true at the same time. This article looks at a few examples and challenges you to investigate them for yourself.

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Speedy Sidney

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .