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Time Problems (1)

In this worksheet, students must know how many seconds, minutes and hours there are in various time periods, including halves and quarters.

'Time Problems (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Time Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

You should know that there are:

 

60 seconds in 1 minute

60 minutes in 1 hour.

 

This means that there are:

30 seconds in ½ minute

15 seconds in ¼ minute

45 seconds in ¾ minute

 

30 minutes in ½ hour

15 minutes in ¼ hour

45 minutes in ¾ hour.

 

 

Example 1

Jack takes 5¼ minutes to learn his capital cities.

How many seconds is this?

 

Answer

1 minute = 60 seconds.

½ minute = 30 seconds.

¼ minute = 15 seconds.

5¼ minutes = 5 × 60 + 15 = 300 + 15 = 315 seconds.

 

 

Example 2

Ahmed starts work at 9 a.m. and finishes at 4:30 p.m.

For how many minutes is he at work?

 

Answer

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is 7 hours so Ahmed is at work for 7½ hours.

1 hour = 60 minutes.

½ hour = 30 minutes.

 

7½ hours = 7 × 60 + 30 = 420 + 30 = 450 minutes.

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    minutes in 5 hours.

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    seconds in 10 minutes.

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    seconds in 4½ minutes.

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    seconds in 7¼ minutes.

Write the missing number below:

 

195 minutes is the same as    hours.



3

Jack runs a marathon in 4¼ hours.

How many minutes is this?

Just write the number.

Ann starts painting a wall at 10:30 a.m. and finishes at 2:00 p.m.

How many minutes did she take?

210

90

150

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    minutes in 1¾ hours.

A plane takes off from Gatwick every 1¾ minutes.

How many seconds is this?

Bill goes to sleep at 8 p.m. and doesn't wake up until his alarm rings at 7 a.m. the next day.

For how many minutes did he sleep?

606

660

611

  • Question 1

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    minutes in 5 hours.

CORRECT ANSWER
300
EDDIE SAYS
60 minutes = 1 hour
5 × 60 = 300
  • Question 2

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    seconds in 10 minutes.

CORRECT ANSWER
600
EDDIE SAYS
60 seconds = 1 minute
10 × 60 = 600
  • Question 3

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    seconds in 4½ minutes.

CORRECT ANSWER
270
EDDIE SAYS
60 seconds = 1 minute
30 seconds = ½ minute
4 × 60 + 30 = 240 + 30 = 270
  • Question 4

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    seconds in 7¼ minutes.

CORRECT ANSWER
435
EDDIE SAYS
60 seconds = 1 minute
30 seconds = ½ minute
15 seconds = ¼ minute
7¼ minutes = 7 × 60 + 15 = 420 + 15 = 435 seconds
  • Question 5

Write the missing number below:

 

195 minutes is the same as    hours.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
60 minutes = 1 hour
30 minutes = ½ hour
15 minutes = ¼ hour
195 = 180 + 15 = 3 × 60 + 15
  • Question 6

Jack runs a marathon in 4¼ hours.

How many minutes is this?

Just write the number.

CORRECT ANSWER
255
EDDIE SAYS
60 minutes = 1 hour
15 minutes = ¼ hour
4 × 60 + 15 = 240 + 15 = 255 minutes
  • Question 7

Ann starts painting a wall at 10:30 a.m. and finishes at 2:00 p.m.

How many minutes did she take?

CORRECT ANSWER
210
EDDIE SAYS
She takes 3½ hours.
60 minutes = 1 hour
180 minutes = 3 hours
30 minutes = ½ hour
210 minutes = 3½ hours
  • Question 8

Write the missing number below:

 

There are    minutes in 1¾ hours.

CORRECT ANSWER
105
EDDIE SAYS
¼ hour = 15 mins so ¾ hour = 45 mins
Add on an extra 60 mins to get 105 mins.
  • Question 9

A plane takes off from Gatwick every 1¾ minutes.

How many seconds is this?

CORRECT ANSWER
105
EDDIE SAYS
60 seconds = 1 minute
30 seconds = ½ minute
15 seconds = ¼ minute
60 + 30 + 15 = 105
  • Question 10

Bill goes to sleep at 8 p.m. and doesn't wake up until his alarm rings at 7 a.m. the next day.

For how many minutes did he sleep?

CORRECT ANSWER
660
EDDIE SAYS
He sleeps for 11 hours.
60 minutes = 1 hour
11 × 60 = 660 minutes
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