Time Word Problems Worksheets

How to Find the Elapsed Time of an Event - The elapsed time is the difference between the starting and the closing time. To find the elapsed time for any given event, the children must be able to understand the core concepts behind time and arithmetic operations. Since, the time has not more than 60 minutes and seconds, with hours being not more than 24. Now, there are various ways in which you can evaluate the elapsed time. Let us discuss them below. You can think of a problem, by picturing the time on the clock and moving it by hours or minutes. For instance, 11:50 pm + 1 hour = 12:50 am; given that the day changes at 12. When you are taking out the difference, there are different things you need to consider. The most important thing is the borrowing step. In this regard, we have to be just as careful as we are during decimal subtraction. Let us take an example.

Elapsed Time

  • Basic Lesson

    Students learn how to outline time word problems. Includes 2 practice problems. Problem: Alice went to class at 10:19 a.m. Her class finished at 10:49 a.m How long was she in class for? Answer: The difference between 10:19 and 10:49 is the answer. 49 – 19 = 30, so Alice was in class for 30 minutes.

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Students begin to pull parts from the word problems to answer them. Problem: Hannah ate lunch at 11:50. She finished lunch at 12:20. How long did the lunch last? Answer: This time we can't simply subtract 50 from 20. Think of the problem in two parts. Part 1: 11:50 to 12:00 is 10 minutes. Part 2: 12:00 to 12:20 is 20 minutes. Finally, add 10 minutes and 20 minutes to get the time from 11:50 to 12:20. Answer: 30 minutes.

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  • Independent Practice 1

    15 practice time word problems. Dustin started cooking breakfast at 7:43 a.m. He finished cooking at 7:51 a.m. How long did it take him to make breakfast?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Another 15 problem set. David put his baseball cards in an album. He started at 9:31 a.m. and finished at 9:56 a.m. How long did he spend putting the cards in an album?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    Provides a detailed example and offer great practice for home. Jordan brought his photo album for show and tell. He started showing his album at 1:21 p.m. and finished at 1:37 p.m. How long did he show the album.

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  • Skill Quiz

    10 time word problems that assess all skills in this area. Isaac ran from one side of the playground to the other. He started running at 3:00 p.m. and stopped at 3:03. How long did it take him to run across the playground?

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  • Homework and Quiz Answer Key

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Answer Key

    Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.

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Time In Numbers...

There are 1,000 milliseconds in a second, 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and 52 weeks or 365 days in a year. This day is why we have a leap year every four years.