# Time Totals

## Practise doing calculations based on the running times of ten popular feature films.

##### ExerciseExampleCalculatorTelling the TimeTimetablesMore Time Activities
 You may develop a fear of heights after watching this film! Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol lasts for two hours and thirteen minutes. How many minutes is this? I only have a couple of hours to watch Journey to the Mysterious Island. This film lasts for 1h 34mins. How many minutes less than 2 hours is that? I started to watch The Avengers at 6:50pm and the film finished at 9:13pm. How many minutes did it last for? Hairspray is 1 hour and 32 minutes worth of singing and energetic dancing. I was exhausted after watching only half of the film! How many minutes does the first half of this film last? Do you have 3 hours and 21 minutes to watch The Lord of The Rings? I watched over three days, watching a third of the film each day. How many minutes is one third of 3h 21mins? The running time for this film is 131 minutes. How many minutes less than three hours is that? In this film elderly prison inmate Brooks Hatlen is freed on parole after 50 years inside. If you went to prison for 50 years today, in what year would you be released? Mary Poppins is quite an old film but still very popular. It introduced the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to the world. It was made in 1964. How many years ago was that? Batman Begins opened in the US on 15th June 2005. It is estimated that by 5th July 2005 it had made \$120 million at the box office. How many days did it take to earn \$120 million? The Spider-Man character first appeared in a comic book (Amazing Fantasy #15) in August 1962. I bought the Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray disk in August 2023. How many months were there between these two dates?
Check

## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

## More Activities:

Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician?

Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Johnstone, 7Je:

"I think this is a brilliant website as all the students enjoy doing the puzzles and it is a brilliant way to start a lesson."

Comment recorded on the 26 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Julie Reakes, The English College, Dubai:

"It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages."

Each month a newsletter is published containing details of the new additions to the Transum website and a new puzzle of the month.

The newsletter is then duplicated as a podcast which is available on the major delivery networks. You can listen to the podcast while you are commuting, exercising or relaxing.

Transum breaking news is available on Twitter @Transum and if that's not enough there is also a Transum Facebook page.

##### Featured Activity

The Transum Newsletter for August 2024 has just been published. Click on the image above to read about the latest developments on this site and try to solve the puzzle of the month. You can read the newsletter online or listen to it by downloading the podcast.

There are answers to this exercise but they are available in this space to teachers, tutors and parents who have logged in to their Transum subscription on this computer.

A Transum subscription unlocks the answers to the online exercises, quizzes and puzzles. It also provides the teacher with access to quality external links on each of the Transum Topic pages and the facility to add to the collection themselves.

Subscribers can manage class lists, lesson plans and assessment data in the Class Admin application and have access to reports of the Transum Trophies earned by class members.

Subscribe

## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

## Maths Map

Are you looking for something specific? An exercise to supplement the topic you are studying at school at the moment perhaps. Navigate using our Maths Map to find exercises, puzzles and Maths lesson starters grouped by topic.

## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Alternatively, if you use Google Classroom, all you have to do is click on the green icon below in order to add this activity to one of your classes.

It may be worth remembering that if Transum.org should go offline for whatever reason, there is a mirror site at Transum.info that contains most of the resources that are available here on Transum.org.

When planning to use technology in your lesson always have a plan B!

Transum,

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."

Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments.

For Students:

For All:

## Using a Calculator

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 double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.

Close

## Example

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.

## Calculating Elapsed Time

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.

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 double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.

Close