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### Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### What Is the Time?

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.

### Sweeping Hands

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### Right Time

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Friday 13th

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you explain why every year must contain at least one Friday the thirteenth?

### Take the Right Angle

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Digital Times

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Take Your Dog for a Walk

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

### Hello Again

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Anne completes a circuit around a circular track in 40 seconds. Brenda runs in the opposite direction and meets Anne every 15 seconds. How long does it take Brenda to run around the track?

### 5 on the Clock

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Crossing the Atlantic

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Every day at noon a boat leaves Le Havre for New York while another boat leaves New York for Le Havre. The ocean crossing takes seven days. How many boats will each boat cross during their journey?

### John's Train Is on Time

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### You Tell the Story

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### Decimal Time

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### On Time?

##### Age 5 to 14

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

### Do You Measure Up?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### Rule of Three

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take 60,000 men to build a similar wall?

### The New Millennium: When Did it Begin?

##### Age 7 to 11

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

### A Brief History of Time Measurement

##### Age 11 to 18

Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.

### An Unhappy End

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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...

### Buses

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Clocking Off

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?

### Time and Tide

##### Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

What can you say about when these pictures were taken?

### Order the Changes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Calendar Sorting

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Slow Coach

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### How Long Does it Take?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### A Child Is Full of ...

##### Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

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

### Working with Dinosaurs

##### Age 7 to 11

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

### Palindromic Date

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### A Flying Holiday

##### Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

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.

### Wonky Watches

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### Hands Together

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Sometime during every hour the minute hand lies directly above the hour hand. At what time between 4 and 5 o'clock does this happen?

### Train Timetable

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Ten Green Bottles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Timing

##### Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

These two challenges will test your time-keeping!

### How Many Times?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.?

### Eclipses of the Sun

##### Age 7 to 14

Mathematics has allowed us now to measure lots of things about eclipses and so calculate exactly when they will happen, where they can be seen from, and what they will look like.

### The Hare and the Tortoise

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Clock Hands

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Order, Order!

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### In Order

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Now and Then

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### On What Day Did it Happen?

##### Age 5 to 14

Read this article to find out the mathematical method for working out what day of the week each particular date fell on back as far as 1700.

### The Time Is ...

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 14

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.

### A History of Astronomy

##### Age 7 to 11

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

### Watch the Clock

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Bike Ride

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Walk and Ride

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car reaches them after their bus broke down?