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Telling the Time: Analogue and Digital Clocks

In this worksheet, students study both analogue and digital clocks and answer questions related to telling the time.

'Telling the Time: Analogue and Digital Clocks' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Tell the Time (analogue, 12-hour clocks, 24-hour clocks)

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we're going to learn a little more about telling the time using different types of clocks. 

 

We will also need to know some facts about time, such as:

There are 60 minutes in one hour.

There are 24 hours in a day.

 

Some clocks are called analogue clocks.

They have hands that move clockwise, and numbers on a circular face. 

 

Some clocks are called analogue clocks. 

They have numbers, which are normally made of lines. They do not have hands.

 

Let's take a look at some examples of questions you might be asked about clocks. 

 

Example 1: 

What time does this clock show?

 

Analogue clock with hour hand between 2 and 3 and minute hand on 3

 

Answer:

This clock shows a quarter past 2 or 2:15.

 

The shorter hour hand is a quarter way between 2 and 3.

The longer minute hand has gone round the clock a quarter of an hour, so it points at the 3.

Three is a quarter of 12.

 

Example 2: 

What time does this clock show?

 

 

Answer:

This clock shows a quarter past 10 or 10:15.

 

On a digital clock, the number on the left shows us the hour. In this case, it is 10.

The number on the right shows us the minutes. In this case, it is 15.

One hour has 60 minutes, so a quarter of an hour has just 15 minutes. 

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