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Estimating Times

3.MD.A.1
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Grade 3 Measurement - 3.MD.A.1

Quick Ways to Estimate Time - Have you been struggling with understanding time for long? It is something that makes you wonder how people have such strong command at managing or estimating time? You do, right? Because when it comes to time, estimating your time is the key to managing time and making sure that you stay productive within that time frame. We know that time is running. Every moment, every minute and every second is passing by speedily. Though each one of us has 24 hours, it totally depends on us how we utilize the hours and how the time contributes to our experiences. If you are having difficulty in estimating your time, we share with you a few quick ways to estimate time. 1. Consider wearing a wristwatch all the time. In order to make yourself productive, wear a wristwatch, and keep track of your time repeatedly. 2. Set alarms for your tasks throughout the day. When the alarm buzzes, it will let you know what time of the day it is. Make sure to calculate your fudge ratio and keep track of it. If you set a limited time for a task but take more than that, then calculate the fudge time by time actually taken by you divided by the time set for the job. This collection of worksheets and lessons will teach students how to quickly determine how long an activity will take to complete.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons


  • Movie Step-by-Step Lesson- How long does it take to watch a full length movie?
  • Guided Lesson - Reading chapters, driving to school, and wash clothes.
  • Guided Lesson Explanation - I always like to break it down to one unit and then multiply it by the number of units you have.
  • Practice Worksheet - Hopefully students have a grasp of what chemistry is. I only ask that question because it appeared on a standard test I gave a few years back.
  • Matching Worksheet - I tried to include multiple choice into the matching, not sure if it worked out; let me know what you think.


Homework Sheets

We use everyday activities here. See if your students identify with all the events.

  • Homework 1 - Which clock shows the p.m. time of when it is dark outside in the Fall?
  • Homework 2 - Do these activities take more or less than an hour to complete.
  • Homework 3 - Circle the estimated time it would take to perform each activity.



Practice Worksheets

As my college aged niece reminds, waking up is a very relative time.

  • Practice 1 - Circle the time that you would expect to wake up for school.
  • Practice 2 - Write time of every clock below it.



Math Skill Quizzes

I like how quiz two came together. It helps students focus on the concept of units of measure.

  • Quiz 1 - Circle the amount of time you expect these events to take.
  • Quiz 2 - Which unit of time would best be used to describe how long it takes to complete the following activities?