Describing Time Using Quarter Past and Quarter to (2)

Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of ‘past’ and ‘to’ (ACMMG039)

LO: To tell time to the quarter hour.
Know:

  • the basic units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years)

Understand:

  • that we can tell time to the quarter hour.

Do:

  • I can tell time to the quarter hour.

A clock can be broken down into quarters.

Each quarter of a clock is 15 minutes.

So when it is 15 minutes after an hour (2:15), we can say quarter past 2.

So when it is 15 minutes until the next hour (2:45), we can say quarter to 3.

When it is 30 minutes into an hour (2:30), we can also use half-past to describe the time.

For example, we can describe this time as half-past 2.

Teaching Ideas

Non-linguistic Representations

Time Videos

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