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Calculate the Time Taken Using Minutes and Hours

In this worksheet, students will learn to measure the time an event takes using minutes and hours.

'Calculate the Time Taken Using Minutes and Hours' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Time Durations of Events

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Time is passing all the time. 


Even reading this sentence takes time... but how long?  


In this activity, we are going to be working out how long some things take in minutes and/or hours.


Facts we need to know:


60 seconds = 1 minute

60 minutes = 1 hour

24 hours = 1 day



Simone's piano lesson starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 10:15 a.m.

How long does the lesson last?


In this question, we need to find how much time passes between 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.


a clock showing 9:30     a clock face showing 10:15


We can see that the times on these clocks read 9:30 and 10:15

From one digit to the next is 5 minutes (each little dash is 1 minute)

If we count in 5s (5 minutes)  from 9:30 clockwise to 10:15, we can see that 45 minutes have passed.


The piano lesson lasts 45 minutes.


girl playing piano


Example 2

A film lasts for two and a half hours.

How many minutes is this?


1 hour is equal to 60 minutes

2 hours is equal to 2 x 60 = 120 minutes

Half an hour is 30 minutes (half of 60)

120 + 30 = 150 minutes.


The film lasts 150 minutes.


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