Lesson

Can you tell time to the nearest quarter-hour, if not try some more here ?

What time is shown on the clock?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can describe the position of the minute hand using these phrases:

O'Clock - when the minute hand is pointing to 12

quarter past - when the minute hand is pointing to 3

half past - when the minute hand is pointing to 6

quarter to - when the minute hand is pointing to 9

This video explores how we can use the markings on a clock to tell time in 5 minute intervals.

How many minutes past the hour is shown on the clock?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When naming the times between 1 and 30 minutes, we describe this as how many minutes '

**past**' the hour.When naming the times between 31 and 59 minutes on the clock, we describe it as how many minutes '

**to**' the next hour.