Birthday Clues: Work out the date Will was born by answering some number questions.
Happy New Year: Work out the date for various given amounts of time after the beginning of the year.
Hours To Go: How many full hours are left till the end of the year?
Movie Minutes: Calculations involving hours and minutes based on the runing times of popular DVDs.
Scaramouche: Can you work out from the five clues given what the mystery number is?
Second Holiday: Estimate then work out the period of time equal to the given number of seconds.
Timed Tables: How fast can you answer 24 mixed times tables questions?
Weather Maths: Eight mathematical questions about the current weather and times in four cities around the world.
Time Advanced Starters:
Calendar Clue: Find the murderer from the clue written on the calendar
Does not add up!: Why would eight and five add up to one?
Growing Fast: How can it be that Percy will be 16 next year when he was only 13 the day before yesterday?
Hands Together: The hands of a clock are together at midnight. At what time are they next together?
Rejuvenate: A girl was 16 years old in 2010 but just 8 years old in 2018
Sums With Hundreds: When is eighteen hundred minus fifty the same as seventeen hundred plus ten?
Curriculum for Time:
Pupils should be taught to complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables. more...
Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving converting between units of time more...
Years 10 and 11
Pupils should be taught to interpret and construct tables and line graphs for time series data more...
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This topic provides opportunities for pupils to practise the calculations that are required in time based problems. After mastering the decimal system manipulating units of time can prove to be very difficult for many.
Time Teacher Resources:
Clock: A large analogue clock to use for telling the time practice with the whole class
Timer: A simple visual aid which acts as a stopwatch recording the number of minutes and seconds that have passed or are left.
Clock Times Pairs: The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test the ability to compare analogue and digital times.
Months of the Year: Match the month name with the month number in this drag and drop activity
Telling The Time: Practise reading a clock face and solving problems involving converting between units of time.
Time Sort: Arrange the analogue and digital clock faces in order from earliest to latest
Time Totals: Ten questions requiring a time calculation based on popular films.
Train Timetables: An interactive exercise on reading train timetables and making time calculations.
Walking Times: Questions about the time it takes to walk between places in London according to the Walking Tube Map.
Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world.
A History of the Calendar: A fast paced animation explaining the development of the modern calendar.
Leap Year: Why do some years have an extra leap day and what is it for?
Time calculations on a calculator: Time Calculations using Casio Calculator using the Degrees, Minutes and Seconds button.
Dodecahedron Calendar: The net of a dodecahedron with this year's calendar printed on its faces.
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