Math Worksheets: Telling Time to 10 Minutes, Five Minutes and One Minute

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Why Is Telling Time Important?

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Students can't tell time. Really. Younger children are able to easily read the digital displays indicating time on smartphones and digital clocks. But, analog clocks—the type with the traditional hour, minute and second hand, which sweep around the circular, 12-hour numerical display—present an entirely different challenge for young students. And, that's a shame.

Students often need to be able to read analog clocks in various settings—at school, for example, malls and even, eventually, at jobs. Help students to tell time on an analog clock with the following worksheets, which break time up to 10-, five- and even one-minute increments.

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Telling Time to 10 Minutes

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If you are teaching time to young students, consider purchasing a Judy Clock, which features easy-to-read numerals that show elapsed time in five-minute intervals, according to the description on Amazon. "The clock comes with visible functioning gears that maintain correct hour hand and minute hand relationships," the manufacturer's description notes. Use the clock to show students times in 10-minute intervals; then have them complete this worksheet by filling in the correct times in the blanks provided below the clocks.

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Draw the Hands to 10 Minutes

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Students can further practice their time-telling skills by drawing in the hour and minute hands on this worksheet, which gives students practice on telling time to 10 minutes. To help students, explain that the hour hand is shorter than the minute hand—and that the hour hand moves only in small increments for every 10 minutes that elapses on the clock.

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Mixed Practice to 10 Minutes

Before students complete this mixed-practice worksheet on telling time to the nearest 10-minute interval, have them count by tens verbally and in unison as a class. Then have them write the numbers by tens, such as "0," "10," "20," etc., until they get to 60. Explain that they only need to count to 60, which represents the top of the hour. This worksheet gives students mixed practice in filling in the correct time the blank lines below some of the clocks and drawing the minute and hour hands on the clocks where the time is provided.

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Telling Time to 5 Minutes

The Judy clock will continue to be a big help as you have students fill out this worksheet that gives students a chance to identify times to five minutes in the spaces provided below the clocks. For extra practice, have students count by fives, again in unison as a class. Explain that, just as with the tens, they only need to count to 60, which represents the top of the hour and begins a new hour on the clock.

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Draw the Hands to Five Minutes

Give students a chance to practice telling time to five minutes by drawing in minute and hour hands on the clocks in this worksheet. The times are provided for students in the spaces below each clock.

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Mixed Practice to Five Minutes

Let students show that they understand the concept of telling time to the nearest five minutes with this mixed-practice worksheet. Some of the clocks have the times listed below, giving students the chance to draw the minute and hour hands on the clocks. In other cases, the line below the clocks is left blank, giving students a chance to identify the times.

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Telling Time to the Minute

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Telling time to the minute poses an even greater challenge for students. This worksheet gives students a chance to identify times given to the minute on the blank lines provided below the clocks.

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Draw the Hands to the Minute

Give students a chance to draw minute and hour hands correctly on this worksheet, where the time is printed below each clock. Remind students that the hour hand is shorter than the minute hand, and explain that they need to be careful about the length of the minute and hour hands when drawing them on the clocks.

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Mixed Practice to the Minute

This mixed-practice worksheet lets students draw in minute and hour hands on the clocks where the time is provided or identify the correct time to the minute on clocks that display the hour and minute hands. The Judy clock will be a big help in this area, so review the concept before having students tackle the worksheet.

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More Mixed Practice

Students can never get enough practice in identifying the time to the minute on an analog clock or drawing in the hour and minute hands on clocks for which the time is displayed. If students are still struggling, have them count by ones in unison as a class until they reach 60. Have them count slowly so you can move the minute hand as students voice the numbers. Then have them complete this mixed-practice work sheet.