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What Time Is It? - Telling the Time to the Quarter Hour
This man wants to know what time it is. Can you tell him?

What Time Is It? - Telling the Time to the Quarter Hour

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Once children have mastered telling the time to the hour and half past the hour, they begin to recognize quarter past and quarter to the hour as well. When telling the time they learn to understand the position of the minute hand particularly, but may also understand that the hour hand also has a slightly different position depending on the time.

Can you tell the time to quarter of an hour?

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1.
What time does the clock show?
12 o'clock
6 o'clock
4 o'clock
8 o'clock
The minute hand is pointing straight up so it's 'o'clock' and the hour hand is pointing at the 6
2.
Where would the hands need to go on this clock to show quarter to 7?
Minute hand: 7
Hour hand: 3
Minute hand: 9
Hour hand: nearly at 3
Minute hand: 9
Hour hand: nearly at 7
Minute hand: 3
Hour hand: just past 7
The minute hand would be pointing straight to the 9 and the hour hand would almost be at 7, but not quite
3.
What time is it?
6 minutes to 5
5 o'clock
Half past 6
Half past 5
When the minute hand is pointing straight down, it's half past the hour
4.
This clock shows just a little after...
2 minutes to 3
Three minutes past 2
Quarter to 3
Quarter past 2
Even though there are no numbers on this clock, the minute hand has moved a quarter of the way around so it's quarter past
5.
What time is shown on this clock face?
Quarter past 8
Quarter past 3
3 minutes past 8
8 minutes to 3
When it is quarter past, the longer minute hand points to the number 3
6.
This clock shows just a little after...
12 minutes to 9
9 minutes to 12
Quarter to 9
Quarter to 12
The minute hand has a quarter of the clock left before it reaches the 12, so it's quarter to
7.
Where would the hands go to show a time of quarter to 9?
Minute hand: 12
Hour hand: 3
Minute hand: 9
Hour hand: just before 12
Minute hand: 9
Hour hand: just after 3
Minute hand: 9
Hour hand: almost at 9
The two hands would be very close to each other
8.
Where would the hands need to go on this clock to show quarter past 4?
Minute hand: 9
Hour hand: 4
Minute hand: 2
Hour hand: just before 4
Minute hand: 4
Hour hand: 3
Minute hand: 3
Hour hand: slightly after 4
The minute hand would be a quarter of the way around the clock. The hour hand would be very slightly after the 4
9.
What time is it here?
Quarter to 3
Quarter past 10
Quarter past 3
3 minutes past 10
Another way of saying this time would be 10.15
10.
What time is shown here?
3 minutes to 9
Quarter past 9
Quarter past 3
Half past 9
The minute hand is a quarter of the way around the clock face
Author:  Angela Smith

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