Telling the Time: Using 24-Hour Clocks
• Introduction

Clocks have an hour hand and a minute hand (and sometimes a second hand).

The hour hand is pointing to between 6 and 7, so we know it is after 6 o'clock but before 7 o'clock.

The minute hand is pointing to 6 which is really 5 x 6 = 30 minutes.

So the time shown is    half past 6

which is 0630 in 24-hour clock time if it is the morning and 1830 if it is the evening.

24-hour clock time uses 4 digits and no symbols.

NB.  The evening time is 12 hours later than the morning time (6 + 12 = 18)

When we move on 1 minute, the hands look like this.

The hour hand has moved a tiny tiny tiny amount.

The minute hand has moved forward one minute.

So the time shown is    0631   or         1831

• Question 1

What is the exact time in the morning, shown on this clock face?

6:31

0629

629

• Question 2

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face in the morning?

0707

0734

0708

• Question 3

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face in the morning?

• Question 4

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face in the evening?

2117

0917

917

• Question 5

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face at night?

2327

1127

1756

• Question 6

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face at night?

1209½

0048

1248

• Question 7

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face in the afternoon?

1406

0206

1311

• Question 8

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face at night?

1012½

2203

1250

• Question 9

What is the exact time, shown on this clock face at tea time?

• Question 10