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Solve Time Problems Related to Weeks, Months and Years

In this worksheet, students will use their knowledge of how many months, weeks and days there are in various time periods, including halves and quarters.

'Solve Time Problems Related to Weeks, Months and Years' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Time Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

It is important to know that there are:


12 months in 1 year

7 days in 1 week


This means that there are:


6 months in ½ year

3 months in ¼ year

14 days in 2 weeks (1 fortnight)


You should also know that there are:


365 days in 1 year

366 days in 1 leap year.


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Don't worry if you've got brain ache from all those figures - we're going to practise using them in the questions, but you can check back to this introduction at any time by clicking on the red help button on the screen.


Example 1

Jack takes 3 weeks to decorate his house.

How many days is this?



1 week = 7 days.

3 weeks = 3 × 7 = 21 days.


Example 2

Annie stays at her job for 4½ years.

How many months is this?


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1 year = 12 months.

½ year = 6 months.


4½ years = 4 × 12 + 6 = 48 + 6 = 54 months.


Let's have a go at using some of this information to solve the problems in this activity.


Are you ready?


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