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Broad Topics > Measuring and calculating with units > Time

Order, Order!

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

Millennium Man

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Being Curious - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Collaborative - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Being Resourceful - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Being Resilient - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Home Time

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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.

A Calendar Question

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Stop the Clock for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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.

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?

Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Two Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Snap

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

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.

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.

Times

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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!

Lengthy Journeys

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Stop the Clock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

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?

Calendar Sorting

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

How Long Does it Take?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

Practice Run

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Working with Dinosaurs

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

2010: A Year of Investigations

Age 5 to 14

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

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?

Matching Time

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

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?

Planet Plex Time

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?

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?

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.

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?

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.?

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?

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.

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.

Tom Learns to Cook

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

If Tom wants to learn to cook his favourite supper, he needs to make a schedule so that everything is ready at the same time.

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.