# Telling Time at Five Minute Intervals

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The Telling Time lessons and worksheets on HelpingWithMath.com will demonstrate, role model, guide and help you to teach your children how to tell time to the nearest five minutes.

Explain and explore the analog clock in your every day life so that your children apply what they are learning in math to their life. Building links between the abstract math concepts to the concrete world will reinforce and further refine their math skills.

### Warm Up

Telling the hour and half hour time is one of the first steps in learning how to tell time. Let's review telling time to the hour and half hour on the analog clock.

### Telling Time to the Nearest Fives on an Analog Clock

Objective: Your children will be able to read an analog clock to the nearest five

 Do the following with your children: 1. Read and count out loud by fives. Try this counting by fives worksheet. 2. Count by fives, say the numbers aloud at least 10 times. 3. Read and chant the numbers backwards 10 times, as well. 4. Practice telling time at five minute intervals on this worksheet. Try the Telling Time at 5 minute intervals worksheet.

### Ongoing Activity

Read the chart below with your children so they can discover and understand how to think about the analog clock.

 Hour Explanation of the time Examples of how to say the time 12 When the minute hand is pointing at the 12 it represents zero minutes or sixty minutes, (60 minutes is also one hour). “It is four o'clock.” (the hour hand or short hand is pointing at the 12 and the minute hand or long hand is pointing at the 4). 1 When the minute hand is pointing at the 1 it is five minutes past the hour. “The time is five past ten.” 2 When the minute hand is pointing at the 2 it represents ten minutes past the hour. “It is ten past six.” 3 When the minute hand is pointing at the 3 it represents fifteen minutes past the hour or quarter past the hour. “Now, the time is fifteen minutes past seven.”  or “It is quarter past seven.” 4 When the minute hand is pointing at the 4 it represents twenty minutes past the hour. “We will be going at twenty minutes past one.” 5 When the minute hand is pointing at the 5 it represents twenty-five minutes past the hour. “My work starts at twenty-five minutes past nine.” 6 When the minute hand is pointing at the 6 it represents thirty minutes past the hour. “I have to go at eight thirty.” or “I have to go at half-past eight.” 7 When the minute hand is pointing at the 7 it represents thirty-five minutes past the hour or twenty-five minutes to the next hour. “You have to leave thirty-five minutes past two.” or “You have to leave at twenty-five minutes to three.” 8 When the minute hand is pointing at the 8 it represents forty minutes past the hour or twenty minutes to the next hour. “Can we go at forty minutes past four?”   or “Can we go at twenty to five?” 9 When the minute hand is pointing at the 9 it represents forty-five minutes past the hour or fifteen minutes to the next hour or quarter to the next hour. “The show starts at ten forty-five.” or “The show starts at fifteen minutes to eleven.” or “The show starts at quarter to eleven.” 10 When the minute hand is pointing at the 10 it represents fifty minutes past the hour or ten minutes to the next hour. “We should leave at fifty minutes past two.” or “We should leave at ten to three.” 11 When the minute hand is pointing at the 11 it represents fifty-five minutes past the hour or five minutes to the next hour. “School starts at fifty-five minutes past eight.” or “School starts at five to nine.” 12 When the minute hand is pointing at the 12 it represents sixty minutes or the next hour. “It is now five o'clock.” Note: You would not say it is four-sixty.

There are lots of time worksheets here. There is also guidance that will help you as you work on time with your children.

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