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There are **91** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Time**, you may find related items under Measuring and calculating with units.

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### Matching Time

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

Age 5 to 7

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### Now and Then

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.

Age 7 to 11

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### Olympic Starters

Look at some of the results from the Olympic Games in the past. How do you compare if you try some similar activities?

Age 7 to 11

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### Place Your Orders

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

Age 11 to 14

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### Discuss and Choose

This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some calculating and some research.

Age 5 to 11

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### The Time Is ...

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

Age 7 to 11

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### What Is the Time?

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

Age 5 to 11

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### Order, Order!

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

Age 5 to 11

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### Times of Day

These pictures show some different activities that you may get up to during a day. What order would you do them in?

Age 5 to 7

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### Snap

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

Age 5 to 7

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### Stop the Clock

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

Age 5 to 7

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### All in a Jumble

My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.

Age 11 to 14

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### Two Clocks

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Take Your Dog for a Walk

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

Age 7 to 11

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### An Unhappy End

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...

Age 11 to 14

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### Buses

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?

Age 11 to 14

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### John's Train Is on Time

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?

Age 11 to 14

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### 5 on the Clock

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?

Age 7 to 11

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### Take a Message Soldier

A messenger runs from the rear to the head of a marching column and back. When he gets back, the rear is where the head was when he set off. What is the ratio of his speed to that of the column?

Age 14 to 18

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### Clocks

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Wonky Watches

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.

Age 7 to 11

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### How Many Times?

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.?

Age 7 to 11

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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?

Age 7 to 11

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### Rule of Three

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

Age 11 to 14

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### The Hare and the Tortoise

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?

Age 7 to 11

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### Back to School

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?

Age 7 to 11

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### A Flying Holiday

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.

Age 7 to 11

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### A Calendar Question

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Bike Ride

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?

Age 7 to 11

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### Practice Run

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Walk and Ride

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

Age 7 to 14

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### Train Timetable

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Palindromic Date

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Millennium Man

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?

Age 7 to 11

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### Hike and Hitch

Fifteen students had to travel 60 miles. They could use a car, which could only carry 5 students. As the car left with the first 5 (at 40 miles per hour), the remaining 10 commenced hiking along the road (at 4 miles per hour)...

Age 14 to 16

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### Hand Swap

My train left London between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. and arrived in Paris between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. At the start and end of the journey the hands on my watch were in exactly the same positions but the minute hand and hour hand had swopped places. What time did the train leave London and how long did the journey take?

Age 14 to 16

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### Friday 13th

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

Age 11 to 14

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### On Time

On a clock the three hands - the second, minute and hour hands - are on the same axis. How often in a 24 hour day will the second hand be parallel to either of the two other hands?

Age 11 to 14

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### Crossing the Atlantic

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?

Age 11 to 14

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### A Child Is Full of ...

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Digital Times

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?

Age 11 to 14

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### A Problem of Time

Consider a watch face which has identical hands and identical marks for the hours. It is opposite to a mirror. When is the time as read direct and in the mirror exactly the same between 6 and 7?

Age 14 to 16

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### Speedy Sidney

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 two trains. How far does Sidney fly before he is squashed between the two trains?

Age 11 to 14

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### Ten Green Bottles

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?

Age 7 to 11

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### How Many Days?

How many days are there between February 25th 2000 and March 11th?

Age 5 to 7

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### Clock Hands

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

Age 7 to 11

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### Times

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!

Age 7 to 11

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