# Measuring Time: Weeks, Days, Hours

In this worksheet, students answer word problems relating to time.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Time Problems

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

It will be helpful to know that there are...

60 minutes in 1 hour

7 days in a week

Example 1

How long is it from 6.30 pm to 6.55 pm?

55-30 = 25 minutes

Example 2

It takes 2 weeks for watercress seeds to germinate.  How many days is this?

2 x 7 = 14 days

I go on holiday to Spain for three weeks.

How many days is this?

The maths lesson starts at 2:30 pm and ends at 3:05 pm.

How many minutes does it last?

The time is as shown on the clock.

The bus leaves at 8 o'clock.

In how many minutes is this?

These clocks show the start and end times of break.

How long does break last?

7 minutes

25 minutes

35 minutes

45 minutes

I leave school at 4.20 pm and it takes me 40 minutes to get home.

At what time do I arrive home?

5 pm

4.55 pm

4.60 pm

5.10 pm

It usually takes me 35 minutes to do my homework.

Yesterday a spaceship landed in my garden and it took me twice as long.

How long did it take me to do my homework yesterday?

1 hour

65 minutes

1 hour and 10 minutes

1½ hours

Jack and Jill go up the hill.

Jack takes 20 minutes.

Jill is 3 minutes faster.

How many minutes does it take Jill?

It takes 3½ hours for my spaceship to go from Earth to the Moon.

If I leave Earth at a quarter past 3, at what time will I reach the moon?

6 o'clock

6:30

quarter to seven

It takes 13 minutes to cook a pizza.

How many pizzas can I cook in an hour if only one pizza fits in to my oven at a time?

The film Ice Age lasts 81 minutes.

I need to go out in 1½ hours.

Do I have enough time to watch it?

Yes

No

• Question 1

I go on holiday to Spain for three weeks.

How many days is this?

21
EDDIE SAYS
3 x 7 = 21
• Question 2

The maths lesson starts at 2:30 pm and ends at 3:05 pm.

How many minutes does it last?

35
EDDIE SAYS
2:30 to 3:00 is 30 minutes. 30 + 5 = 35 minutes
• Question 3

The time is as shown on the clock.

The bus leaves at 8 o'clock.

In how many minutes is this?

20
EDDIE SAYS
The long hand is on the eight, so count forward in fives until the twelve and we get 20 minutes.
• Question 4

These clocks show the start and end times of break.

How long does break last?

25 minutes
EDDIE SAYS
Break begins at quarter to 11. Quarter to 11 is 15 minutes to 11 o'clock. 11 o'clock to ten past is 10 minutes. 15 + 10 = 25 minutes
• Question 5

I leave school at 4.20 pm and it takes me 40 minutes to get home.

At what time do I arrive home?

5 pm
EDDIE SAYS
20 minutes + 40 minutes = 60 minutes, so 5 pm is the next hour.
• Question 6

It usually takes me 35 minutes to do my homework.

Yesterday a spaceship landed in my garden and it took me twice as long.

How long did it take me to do my homework yesterday?

1 hour and 10 minutes
EDDIE SAYS
35 x 2 (twice as long) = 70 min 70 minutes is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
• Question 7

Jack and Jill go up the hill.

Jack takes 20 minutes.

Jill is 3 minutes faster.

How many minutes does it take Jill?

17
EDDIE SAYS
20 - 17 = 3 minutes faster! Way to go Jill!
• Question 8

It takes 3½ hours for my spaceship to go from Earth to the Moon.

If I leave Earth at a quarter past 3, at what time will I reach the moon?

quarter to seven
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 3:15. Three hours later would be 6:15. Add 30 minutes and the answer is 6:45, or quarter to seven.
• Question 9

It takes 13 minutes to cook a pizza.

How many pizzas can I cook in an hour if only one pizza fits in to my oven at a time?

4
EDDIE SAYS
There are 60 minutes in an hour. 60 divided by 13 = 4.62, so 4 pizzas can be cooked in an hour
• Question 10

The film Ice Age lasts 81 minutes.

I need to go out in 1½ hours.

Do I have enough time to watch it?

Yes
EDDIE SAYS
There are 60 minutes in 1 hour. 81 - 60 = 21 minutes The film is 1 hour and 21 minutes long.
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