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?
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?
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?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
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.
July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?
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?
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.
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.?
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...
Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?
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 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?
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?
Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.
How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?
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?
Use the information to work out the timetable for the three trains travelling between City station and Farmland station.
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
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.
My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
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!
Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.
Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.
Great Granddad is very proud of his telegram from the Queen congratulating him on his hundredth birthday and he has friends who are even older than he is... When was he born?
If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take 60,000 men to build a similar wall?
Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.
Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?
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?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.
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?
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.
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?
Can you explain why every year must contain at least one Friday the thirteenth?
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.
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?
Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.
These two challenges will test your time-keeping!
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. . . .
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?
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?
Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?