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Watch the Clock

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?

Take the Right Angle

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

Six Places to Visit

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Well, we're going to look at visiting places.

Here's the road map:

road map

There are six places to visit:
1. Relations who live in the tall house;
2. Friends who live in the house with trees;
3. The wide school building;
4. The blue church;
5. The health centre with blue roof and pink walls;
6. The little pink shop which is leaning over.

You live in the yellow house at the bottom of the map.

Starting at your house, try to describe the journey to each of the six places.
You'll need to describe the bends in the road [how much they turn] and which way to turn at junctions.

Having done that what about trying this next one too:

second road map

We have the same places to visit, but they are in different places now.