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Telling Time to the Hour. The long hand is the minute hand. . The short hand is the hour hand. . The Hands of Time. There are 60 minutes on a clock face. Skip count by fives to count the minutes with me. . 60. 5. 10. 55. 15. 50. 20. 45. 25. 40. 35. 30. The Hands of Time.

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The long hand is the minute hand.

The short hand is the hour hand.

The Hands of Time


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There are 60 minutes on a clock face. Skip count by fives to count the minutes with me.

60

5

10

55

15

50

20

45

25

40

35

30

The Hands of Time


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The Hands of Time

Count the numerals on the clock. There are only 12 hours on a clock face. So, the hour hand is a short hand.


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“Minute” is a long word. The minute hand is the longer hand.

minute

“Hour” is a short word. The hour hand is the shorter hand.

hour


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When the minute hand is pointing to 12, read the time as “o’clock”. In this case, the hour hand is pointing to the 3 and it is “three o’clock”.


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Now the minute hand is pointing to 12 and the hour hand is pointing to the 5. So, we read the time as

“five o’clock”.


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Four Quarters

  • If we were to slice the clock into 4 equal sections, we would have 4 QUARTERS. Each quarter would represent a 15 minute section.


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A Quarter After

  • When the minute hand is pointing to the numeral 3, we say that the time is “A quarter after/past _____.” Here, the clock shows a quarter past seven, or 7:15.


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A Quarter Til/To

  • When the minute hand is pointing to the numeral 9, we say that the time is “A quarter til/to _____.” Here, the clock shows a quarter to five, or 4:45.


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Half Past

  • When the minute hand is pointing to the numeral 6, we say that the time is “Half past _____.” Here, the clock shows half past 2, or 2:30. Notice how the hour hand is half-way in between the 2 and the 3.


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AM/PM

  • 12:00 AM is MIDNIGHT (We are sleeping)

  • 12:00 PM is NOON (lunchtime)

  • When we say AM, we are referring to the hours before NOON.

  • When we say PM, we are referring to the hours past NOON.


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Important Facts About Time

  • 60 seconds= 1 minute

  • 60 minutes= 1 hour

  • 24 hours= 1 day

  • 30 minutes= 1 half hour

  • 15 minutes= 1 quarter hour



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