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Interpret Information in Time Tables

In this worksheet, students will read and interpret information from a range of timetables.

'Interpret  Information in Time Tables' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Data Using Charts and Graphs

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we'll be looking at some timetables and finding out what the information included is telling us.


Let's have a think about when we might use a timetable:


- to find out when we can get a bus, train, aeroplane to go somewhere.  Also, to find out what time we will arrive at a destination.

- we often have a timetable at school to let us know what time each lesson is and when it's time for lunch!

- at cinemas so we know what films are on and when they start.


These are just a few examples - you might be able to think of lots more.


boy thinking


Let's have a look at an example.


Here is a bus timetable showing the times that buses leave the bus stops on their route.


a bus timetable


Let's answer a couple of questions about this timetable.


Example 1

What time does bus B leave Didcot?



If we look where bus B and Didcot meet, we can see that the time is 10:45.


Example 2

How long does it take for bus E to travel from Oxford to Didcot?



First, find bus E, then look at the time between Oxford (11:00) and Didot (11:30)

The difference is 30 minutes.

It takes 30 minutes for bus E to travel from Oxford to Didcot.


girl on a bus


Top Tip:

Read the question and the information in the table carefully.


Now, it's your turn.

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