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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- The phrase "quarter of" means 15 minutes before.
- 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
- Knowledge of telling time is needed for getting to meetings at the right time.