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Time word problems
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Description
Exercise Name: Time word problems
Math Missions: 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission
Types of Problems: 2

The first instance of Time word problems is under the 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise practices telling time on a clock in word problems.

Types of Problems

There are two types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Time to catch: This problem has a situation involving someone who is timed. Another person starts, let's time pass, and the student is asked how much longer the second person should take to tie the first person.
    Timewp1a

    Time to catch

  2. Find time: This problem has an involved word problem and asks the student to find the time a person should start a certain thing or will arrive at a particular place.
    Timewp2a

    Find time

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges as long as user is familiar with a clock. However, since they need to patient with user reading is should be considered medium to attain speed badges.

  1. The phrase "quarter of" means 15 minutes before.
  2. A program or resource that could count modulo 60 could make these problem run faster in a calculator and thereby help with speed badges.

Real-life Applications

  1. Knowledge of telling time is needed for getting to meetings at the right time.

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