Time TotalsPractise doing calculations based on the running times of ten popular feature films. 
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This video shows how you might use a calculator to check your working. See also Calculator Workout skill 12. It is good to know the calculator method but this exercise is specifically designed to do without using a calculator.
Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can doubleclick the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.
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One hour is sixty minutes so to convert a time to just minutes you should multiply the number of hours by 60 then add on the number of minutes.
For example, Jurassic World lasts two hours and four minutes. To convert this time to minutes multiply the two by 60 then add on 4. The total number of minutes is 124.
A video by Rex Boggs showing how to calculate the time interval between two given times, and also the time before or after a given time, knowing the duration.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"This is one of those areas of mathematics that is clearly very relevant to the real world with many practical applications. Surely we must make mental time calculations every single day of our lives yet still many people find it very difficult. A measuring system that is not in base ten! The English National curriculum requires pupils to change freely between related standard units such as time. Do you know your sixty times table?"
Transum,
Friday, September 13, 2019
"Did you know that you can use a calculator with the degree, minute and second button to help answer time calculations.
This calculator skill is part of the Calculator Workout and you can see a short video describing this feature by clicking on the 'Calculator' tab above."