# Solve problems involving converting between units of time

You can solve problems involving converting between units of time

# Solve problems involving converting between units of time

You can solve problems involving converting between units of time

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- There are 60 minutes in an hour.
- There are 24 hours in a day.
- There are 12 months in a year.
- There are 365 days in most years.

### Common misconception

Some pupils might think 8:45 + 20 mins = 8:65. As our system of time is not based around the decimal system, this is incorrect.

Some pupils may still not be fully au fait with telling the time, though the lesson presumes they are. Providing them with a mini-clock with movable hands will help to reinforce the idea of bridging to and then from the o'clock time.

### Keywords

Convert - To convert is to change a value or expression from one form to another, such as minutes to hours.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

minutes in one hour.

months in one year.

hours in one day.

days in one week.

days in one year.

Short multiplication

No strategy needed. This should be a known fact

Move the digits one place to the left

quarter of an hour

half an hour

three quarters of an hour