Maths on time
We need to know more than just how to tell the time. Every day
we use timetables, calendars and diaries to make life easier.
diary of events
Buy your child a pocket diary and help them plan out a daily timetable for their week at school. Write in the times on days of the week they have school assembly, after-school clubs, PE, games and swimming. Make a note of any days they have homework. You can use colour codes to highlight them.
We're all going on a summer holiday!
Don't miss your flight!
Your flight to Spain leaves at 10:50. Is that day or night?
You need to be at the airport two hours before your flight leaves.
What time is that?
What time will you need to leave your house to get to the airport?
The flight takes three hours: 11:50, 12:50, 13:50.
So, you arrive in Spain at 13:50, which is ten minutes to two in the afternoon.
Now, your return flight leaves Spain at 15:30.
What time do you need to be at the airport? What time will you arrive home? (See the answers below)
What can your child do for exactly one minute?
Youíll need a watch or clock with a second hand to time your child.
Time your child as they do one of the following.
Can they beat their record?
You have a family all over the world. When you are having your lunch (12 noon), what are your relatives doing in:
(See the answers below )
Weíre all going on a summer holiday: 10:50 is day time; you should be at the airport by 08:50 on the outward journey and 13:30 on the return journey. A 3 hour flight gets you home at 18:30 ignoring time zones) World Family: Los Angeles: sleeping, itís 4am; Jamaica: having breakfast, itís 7am; India: tea time, itís half past five, Hong Kong: getting ready for bed, itís 8pm; Sydney: sleeping, itís 10pm)