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Broad Topics > Measuring and calculating with units > Time

Sweeping Hands

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Take the Right Angle

Age 7 to 11
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How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

Ten Green Bottles

Age 7 to 11
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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?

What Is the Time?

Age 5 to 11
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Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.

Timing

Age 7 to 11 Short
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These two challenges will test your time-keeping!

Two Clocks

Age 7 to 11
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These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?

The Time Is ...

Age 7 to 11
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Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.

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.

Slow Coach

Age 7 to 11
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How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?

Watch the Clock

Age 7 to 11
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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
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Use the information to work out the timetable for the three trains travelling between City station and Farmland station.

Take Your Dog for a Walk

Age 7 to 11
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Use the interactivity to move Pat. Can you reproduce the graphs and tell their story?

Digital Times

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Clocks

Age 7 to 11
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These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?

A Calendar Question

Age 7 to 11
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July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?

Now and Then

Age 7 to 11
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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.

A Flying Holiday

Age 7 to 11 Short
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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.

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.

Do You Measure Up?

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Practice Run

Age 7 to 11
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Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

In Order

Age 7 to 11
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Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.

The Hare and the Tortoise

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Home Time

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Bike Ride

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Millennium Man

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Working with Dinosaurs

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

Tom Learns to Cook

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Clock Hands

Age 7 to 11
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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
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Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

2010: A Year of Investigations

Age 5 to 14

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

Time and Tide

Age 5 to 14
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What can you say about when these pictures were taken?

Being Curious - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11
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Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Collaborative - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11
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Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Being Resourceful - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11
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Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Being Resilient - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11
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Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Clocking Off

Age 7 to 16
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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?

Lengthy Journeys

Age 7 to 11
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Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.

Wonky Watches

Age 7 to 11
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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.

An Unhappy End

Age 11 to 14
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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...

5 on the Clock

Age 7 to 11
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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?

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.

Thousands and Millions

Age 11 to 14
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Here's a chance to work with large numbers...

Decimal Time

Age 11 to 14
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Use the clocks to investigate French decimal time in this problem. Can you see how this time system worked?

Calendars

Age 5 to 14

Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.

Times

Age 7 to 11
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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!

Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

Age 7 to 14
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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?

Order the Changes

Age 7 to 11
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Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

Place Your Orders

Age 11 to 14
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Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Back to School

Age 7 to 11
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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?