KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Time - Number of Minutes in an Hour
Did you know that there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day?

Year 2 Time - Number of Minutes in an Hour

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with telling the time and being able to write the time to the hour, half past the hour and quarter past/to the hour and also knowing the number of minutes in an hour.

Once children know the number of minutes there are in an hour, and can tell the time accurately to at least quarter past/to, they should be able to predict what time it will be in half an hour or quarter of an hour. For example, if they are shown a clock showing 4 o'clock and asked what time it will be in, for example, 30 minutes they should be able to imagine where the minute hand will be and know what the new time will be when that number of minutes has passed.

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  1. Question 1

    What time will the clock show in 30 minutes?
    The minute hand takes 30 minutes from pointing to the 12 until it points to the 6
  2. Question 2

    The time is 2 o'clock. What time will it be in quarter of an hour?
    The minute hand will have moved 15 minutes to point at the 3
  3. Question 3

    It is half past 5. What time will it be in half an hour?
    In half an hour, the minute hand will be back at the top and the hour will have changed from 5 to 6
  4. Question 4

    It's quarter past 2. What time was it 15 minutes ago?
    If we moved the minute hand backwards 15 minutes, it would be pointing straight up to show 2 o'clock
  5. Question 5

    What time will it be in 15 minutes?
    In 15 minutes, the minute hand will be pointing to the 3 to show quarter past
  6. Question 6

    What time will it be in 45 minutes?
    The minute hand will be pointing to the 9 in 45 minutes, showing us it's quarter to 7
  7. Question 7

    The time is 5 o'clock. What time will it be in half an hour?
    30 minutes from now, the minute hand will be pointing straight down
  8. Question 8

    The time is 4 o'clock. What time will it be in 1 hour?
    The minute hand will be back at the top but the hour hand will move on to the 5
  9. Question 9

    What time will it be in 5 minutes?
    In 5 minutes, the minute hand will be pointing to the 12, along with the hour hand
  10. Question 10

    What time will it be 3 hours from now?
    In 3 hours, the hour hand will have moved on to point to the number 3

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