A large analogue clock to use for telling the time practice with the whole class.
Here are some ideas for questions. Click on a question to have it appear below the clock. The text of the question can then be edited so that it better meets the needs of your students.
What time is it now?
How long is it until the top of the next hour?
How long is it until twelve o'clock?
How many minutes have passed since 2 o'clock?
What time will it be after another 26 minutes?
What time will it be after another 91 minutes?
What time will it be after another 4 hours and 27 minutes?
What time was it 39 minutes ago?
What time was it 78 minutes ago?
What time was it 124 minutes ago?
What fraction of the current hour has passed?
What time would the hands appear to show if this clock was viewed in a mirror?
At exactly which times are the hands of the clock pointing in the same direction?
At exactly which times are the hands of the clock pointing in opposite directions?
At exactly which times are the hands of the clock perpendicular?
It can be quite tricky answering the questions above when time is ticking away. The buttons below can be used to freeze the clock on the current time or set it for a specific time.
Set the clock to :
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Telling The Time
Practise reading a clock face and making simple time calculations. The short web address is: www.transum.org/go/?to=tellingtime
Ten questions requiring a time calculation based on popular films. The short web address is: www.transum.org/go/?to=time
A self marking exercise on the reading of scales of different types. The short web address is: www.transum.org/go/?to=readingscales
Many more activities can be found on the Time topic page.