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Listed under:  Mathematics  >  Measurement  >  Units of measurement  >  Time units
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Measuring time informally and reading clocks

Dodly is getting ready for a very special occasion tomorrow. How will he fill in his time? How long does he have to wait? And what is his special occasion? With Dodly, Flynn and the Flying GIrl, investigate different ways of measuring time and discover how to read analogue and digital clocks.

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What's in a year?

You may know of the four seasons. In the southern parts of Australia the year is often divided up into spring, summer, autumn and winter. But what about other parts of Australia? Find out what seasons they have in northern Australia. See how the year is divided into months and shown as a calendar. You'll also see how many ...

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TIMES Module 3: Measurement and Geometry: time - teacher guide

This is a 20-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to the units of time and how to measure time. Time between events, time lines and timetables are considered. A brief history of the development of these concepts concludes the module.

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Late again!

Ever missed an appointment because you misread a timetable? Well it is easily done if you don't know how to read 24 hour time. In this clip, see how to read 24 hour time and find out where it is commonly used. Look at the other time system used -12 hour time. Find out what those letters 'am' and 'pm' really mean! Compare ...

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Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

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Zou ba! Calendars: birthdays

Explore how to ask a person if it is their birthday today. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Calendars: year of birth

Listen to conversations and explore how to ask someone about their date of birth. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Timetable: music festival challenge: run sheet

Help plan a music festival by scheduling acts. Place each act into a timetable slot that allows for their set-up time, act length and any special needs. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

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Measuring time: the 24-hour clock - mathematics activities

This is a photograph of the 24-hour clock at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in England. The 24 hours are marked around the dial in Roman numerals. The image introduces several layers of mathematical and cultural complexity arising from various ways 'time' has been measured and displayed in different cultures. Teachers ...

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Sunshine recorder

This is a Campbell-Stokes recorder used to measure the duration of bright sunshine. It consists of a glass sphere mounted in metal bowl which is fixed on a slate base and grooved on its inner surface to hold bent strips of card, on which hours are marked. Focused heat burns through the card, and the duration of sunshine ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 26: days and months

This set of nine interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise the days of the week and the months of the year. The main language points are asking and saying what day it is, saying what people do on a particular day, saying which months birthdays fall in and saying that a special event ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 29: telling the time

This set of 11 interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise saying and writing the time in 12-hour mode. The language points are asking and saying what the time is and at what time something is done with the key language focus being the question 'Jam berapa?'. Pronunciation and writing ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 32: modes of transport

This set of ten interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise basic vocabulary for 12 different modes of transport. The key language points are asking how you travel to a place, saying the transport you use and asking when a train departs (using 24-hour time) and, from a cultural perspective, ...

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The calendar

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that describes the information contained in a monthly view of a calendar. It shows the format of a standard one-month calendar and outlines where the month, the days of the week and the individual dates are displayed. The resource also explains how the calendar can be ...

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Days and months

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian language curriculum introducing the days of the week, the months, and festivities such as Pasqua and Ferragosto. Activities are mostly in cultural contexts that include what people do, where they go and what they celebrate on specific days. ...

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Saying the date

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets focusing on how to ask, say and write the date in Italian using a variety of text types such as letters, notes, diary pages and calendars. It provides a range of focal questions such as 'Che giorno è oggi?', 'Quanti ne abbiamo?' and 'Qual è la data oggi?' ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 6 - Natural attraction

This is episode 6 of a 12-episode video series for Italian language students. This episode focuses on how to ask for and give departure and arrival times, and includes timetables with the 24-hour clock, days, months and the words for public transport. The episode is set in some famous natural swamps near Ravenna that are ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 6 - vocabulary and grammar

This is a collection of interactive tutorials and activities that focus on the Italian vocabulary and grammar at the centre of episode 6 of 'La mappa misteriosa'. They cover words for the days of the week and the months, how to ask for departure and arrival times for Italian public transport, and the conjugation of the ...

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Leap second

We all know there are 60 seconds in a minute... or are there? Every few years an extra second is added to a day, and this is called a 'leap second'. Find out why we have leap seconds and why they mightn't be around for much longer.

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Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...