Tell and write the time to quarter to the hour

Introduced in the Year 2 curriculum as: "Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times"

When the time is 'quarter to', it is 15 minutes before the next hour. The

long hand (minute hand) points to the 9. The short hand (hour hand)

points just before the hour.


Example 1:

The time is quarter to 11

(Or 10:45)


Example 2:

The time is quarter to 6

(Or 5:45)


Example 3:

The time is quarter to 8

(Or 7:45)


Example 4:

The time is quarter to 2

(Or 1:45)


Example 5:

Which of these clocks shows 'quarter to' the hour?

Only the first clock shows 'quarter to' the hour. The long hand points to the 9. It's time is quarter to 4 (or 3.45).


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