Interpret and use timetables (ACMMG139)

LO: To interpret and use timetables


  • that the concepts of time (hours, minutes, days)

  • how to read a clock using the clock hands (small hand = hour, large hand = minute)

  • ante meridiem = am = before midday

  • post meridiem = pm = after midday

  • 1:00 pm = 1 hour after midday (13th hour of the day) = 1300

  • common language such as ‘quarter to’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘half past’ to describe time.


  • that timetables help us to organise ourselves.


  • I can interpret and use a timetable to calculate elapsed time.

  • I can read a timetable in 12 and 24-hour time.


Timetables help us organise schedules. There are many different types of timetables in our everyday lives such as bus, TV, movie and even class timetables.

You need to calculate elapsed time in order to work out timetables.


Teaching Ideas

Non-Linguistic Representations

Reading Timetables Videos

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