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Telling The Time

Practise reading a clock face and solving problems involving converting between units of time.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Description Help More Time Activities

This is level 4; Mixed questions about reading the time and solving time problems. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

The time now is 08:50.
~ How many minutes are left until 09:45?
Correct Wrong
~ How many minutes have passed since the time was 08:07? Correct Wrong

At Webelos Summer School each lesson lasts for 40 minutes.
~ There are three lessons before morning break and the first lesson starts at 8:30am. What time will morning break begin?
Correct Wrong
~ There are two lessons in the afternoon session. If the afternoon session finishes at 3:30pm what time did it start?
Correct Wrong

This clock uses Roman numerals to show the hours. What time did it show the morning this picture was taken?

Correct Wrong

This picture was taken after noon. What time was the picture taken?

Correct Wrong

Arnie, Bella and Chris take it in turns to serve in the Vertex Corner Store. They each do a shift so that the shop is open from 6am until 10pm. Each shift lasts exactly the same amount of time. If Chris does the last shift what time does he start?
Correct Wrong

Graham is having his hair cut at the barbers. On the wall behind him is a clock without numbers on the face. Looking at the clock through the mirror it appears the time is 12:20pm. What is the real time?
Correct Wrong

Here is a boarding pass for a British Airways flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Heathrow airport in London, England. The flight takes 11 hours and 55 minutes. The time in England is six hours behind the time in Thailand. If the flight is on time what time will it arrive at Heathrow (local time)?
Correct Wrong

This is the 24-hour clock at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

24-hour Clock
To the nearest second, what time does the clock face show? Give your answer in 12-hour format like this 3:45:42pm
Correct Wrong

This is Telling The Time level 4. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3


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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Expressing the time on a clock face as a digital time.

Level 2 - Finding the number of minutes between two given times.

Level 3 - Expressing the time on a clock face as a 24hr clock digital time.

Level 4 - Mixed questions about reading the time and solving time problems.

Pairs Game - A number of pairs games with digital and analog times.

A large analogue Clock showing the current time is available in the Shine+Write collection.

More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.


You may also want to use a calculator to check your working. See Calculator Workout skill 12.

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