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CLIP 852

Real life time problem - calculating hours, minutes and seconds

Real life time problem - calculating hours, minutes and seconds

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Key Info
  • Real life time problem - calculating hours, minutes and seconds
  • Duration: 01:07
  • A real life time problem set in the context of a zoo. Some children are given a problem to solve - if the zoo keeper is at work between 8 o'clock am and 6 o'clock pm, how many seconds does he work each day? The children will need to work out how to approach the problem and discuss any known time facts. Clues are given to help the children work through the problem and the method and answer are presented at the end.
  • Subject:



    Problem Solving: Measures and Shape

  • Keywords: problem, time, seconds, minutes, hours, calculation, real life
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip would benefit from being paused halfway through so the children have time to work out the problem before the answer is given. Children who need extra support could be shown a little more of the video to aid them in answering the question. This video would be useful as part of a starter or plenary session and could also be used on a laptop set up as a challenge corner. Children could use the video as a stimulus and devise their own real life time problems based on the number of hours they spend at school or their parents spend at work. Can those of higher ability work out how many seconds there are in a week or a month?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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