Time: ¹?? past, to

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 long hand points to the 3, it is 'quarter past'.

When the long hand points to the 9, it is 'quarter to'.


Example 1:

This clock says quarter past 8: this is when the long hand points to the 3 and the short hand points just past the 8.


Example 2:

This clock says quarter to 9: the minute hand has travelled three quarters of the way around, and the hour hand has travelled three quarters of the way towards the next hour.


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