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Units of Time - Comparing and Sequencing Intervals of Time
How long would it take you to write a letter - 30 hours, 30 minutes or 30 seconds?

Units of Time - Comparing and Sequencing Intervals of Time

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Understanding units of time well includes an ability to compare them and to understand how some intervals of time are longer than others. Comparing intervals also requires a firm understanding of the number of minutes in an hour (or half an hour) and the number of hours in a day.

Try this quiz to see how well you do with units of time.

1.
How many minutes are there in one hour?
1
30
50
60
It takes the minute hand 60 minutes to get all the way around the clock
2.
Which is the longest unit of time:
3 hours
3 minutes
3 seconds
30 minutes
3 hours is the same as 180 minutes
3.
Put these times in order, from longest to shortest:
30 minutes, 3 days, 30 hours, 30 seconds
30 seconds, 30 minutes, 30 hours, 3 days
30 hours, 3 days, 30 minutes, 30 seconds
3 days, 30 hours, 30 minutes, 30 seconds
30 minutes, 30 hours, 3 days, 30 seconds
3 days is the same as 72 hours!
4.
How many hours are there in a day?
24
12
10
30
From 12 midnight one day, to 12 midnight the next, it takes 24 hours in total
5.
How long should it take to brush your teeth?
3 seconds
3 hours
30 minutes
3 minutes
3 minutes is the amount of time the dentist usually recommends
6.
How many minutes are there in half an hour?
60
30
15
10
Half of 60 is 30
7.
One and a half hours is the same as...
30 minutes
90 minutes
60 minutes
120 minutes
1 hour is 60 minutes and half an hour is 30 minutes. Added together, this makes 90 minutes
8.
Put these times in order, from shortest to longest:
15 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 hours, 15 seconds
15 seconds, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 15 hours
15 minutes, 15 hours, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
15 hours, 15 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
5 minutes, 15 minutes, 15 hours, 15 seconds
15 seconds is a very short amount of time, 15 hours is more than half a full day!
9.
Which is the shortest unit of time?
5 hours
5 minutes
5 seconds
5 days
5 seconds lasts about as long as it takes to count up to 5
10.
How long should it take to write a letter to a friend?
30 hours
30 minutes
30 seconds
3 days
You could write a good letter in about half an hour
Author:  Angela Smith

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