Welcome to the time worksheets page at Math-Drills.com where taking your time is encouraged! On this page you will find Time math worksheets including elapsed time, telling time on analog clocks, calendars and converting time worksheets.
The calendars come in two different formats: yearly (all on one page) and monthly when you need extra space or a larger layout. The calendars are very useful in conjunction with the elapsed time worksheets with days, weeks, months, and years. Students who have difficulty visualizing a calendar may need the actual calendars to use as a reference. Telling time on analog clocks is still an important skill despite the number of digital clocks around; many people still choose the analog clock design for aesthetic purposes.
Specific and general calendars for use in math activities.
The calendars in this section are simple everyday calendars that can easily be used in math activities such as the elapsed time worksheets (days, weeks, months, years) also on this page. Although they are on a math worksheets website, our calendars may be used for many other purposes including for personal schedules, classroom planning, holiday calendars or any other use you see fit. One simple activity that can be done on the monthly calendars is to ask students to place a bingo chip (or similar item) on specific spots on the calendar (e.g. "Place a chip on a Tuesday in March"). After students become familiar with how a calendar is laid out and works, you can create more challenging activities like finding elapsed time, discovering the number of days in each month, scheduling activities, etc.
Reading time on analog clocks worksheets including various clock options for second hands and minute intervals.
Even though the time is displayed digitally in so many places these days—on cell phones, on computers, on microwaves—there are still quite a few analog clocks around. Besides being able to tell time on an analog clock, this is probably one of the first places that students encounter a number system other than base ten. Thanks to the Babylonians et. al. we have 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour. Once your students master the intricacies of the time system, they can start learning about other useful number systems like hexadecimal and binary, both of which are heavily used in computers.
Suns and moons are included with each clock to indicate the time of day. Think of the moon as midnight and the sun as noon. If the clock has a sun on the left and a moon on the right, then the time is between midnight and noon (AM in North America). The reverse means that the time is between noon and midnight (PM in North America). If there are two moons or two suns, then the time is exactly midnight (12:00 AM or 00:00) or noon (12:00 PM or 12:00) respectively.
Sketching time on analog clocks worksheets including various clock options for second hands and minute intervals.
Converting time worksheets.
Elapsed time worksheets in hours, minutes and seconds.
Elapsed time refers to the amount of time that has passed between a start time and a finish time. This can be challenging to students if they are not completely familiar with the base 60 system used for second, minutes and hours, and the fact that there are 24 hours a day sometimes split into morning and afternoon times.
Elapsed time worksheets in years, months, weeks and days.
All of the time worksheets below are based on a three column table with 10 rows. Each different version of the elapsed time table will challenge students in different ways. The worksheets that ask students to find the end date are given a start date and an elapsed time. These worksheets work well for starting at a specific point and counting up. The worksheets that ask students to find the start date, elapsed time or the end date will have random blanks in the table, so students may have to figure out the elapsed time forwards or backwards. Below you will find various challenges including elapsed time with days only, then we progressively add weeks, months, and years to the worksheets.
Please note that when finding future dates, it is important to start with the largest unit first and progress to the smaller units. For example, if the start date is February 8, 2000 and the elapsed time is 3 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 6 days, you would add the three years first to get February 8, 2003. Next, add the months to get April 8, 2003. Finally, add the weeks and days to get May 5, 2003. You can add the weeks and days together as they are both exact lengths whereas years and months vary in size.
Adding and subtracting time is similar to adding any numbers, but the regrouping amounts are different. If you think of the decimal system, numbers are divided into places named: ones, tens, hundreds, etc. In time values, the places have different values based on an ancient Babylonian numbering system with a base of 60. In the "seconds place," there are 60 unique seconds from 0 to 59. The same is true for the "minutes place." The "hours place" can vary from 24 if one is interested in counting days as well, or can be greater than 24 if the largest place value is in the hours place. In these worksheets, students are challenged to regroup seconds and minutes as they add or subtract two time amounts.