Estimating Time Worksheets
Time is one of the few things in life that we cannot purchase or get back. Everyone views their time as being valuable, because well, it is. This is why when we provide just about any service to another person the question they will always ask is, “How long will that take you to complete?” This is a vital question that if you answer accurately and come through with will encourage that person to hire your services once again. If your answer is way off, good luck getting that person to trust you or want to work with you in the future. This collection of worksheets and lessons will teach students how to quickly determine how long an activity will take to complete. Mastering this skill will help you in many different walks of life, not just math class.
Aligned Standard: 3.MD.A.1
- 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.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
We use everyday activities here. See if your students identify with all the events.
- Homework 1 - Which clock shows the p.m. measure 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 duration it would take to perform each activity.
As my college aged niece reminds, waking up is a very relative activity.
- Practice 1 - Circle the hour that you would expect to wake up for school.
- Practice 2 - Write measure found on 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 duration or interval you expect these events to take.
- Quiz 2 - Which of the measures would best be used to describe how long it takes to complete the following activities?
Quick Ways to Estimate Time
Time estimation plays a crucial role in the satisfactory planning of a project of any proportion. If we estimate the time, it will take us to complete it accurately in can, in many cases, save you money, protect against any delays, and simply create a better workflow for people. People that can do this well, in a personal sense, are viewed as being more intelligent and better prepared than others. When in many cases it only requires you to be observant and pay attention to minor details.
Have you been struggling with understanding the concept of an interval or duration of something? 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 it is the key to managing the pulse 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 this measure, we share with you a few quick ways to estimate time.
Buy a Wristwatch - Consider wearing a wristwatch consistently and constantly. In order to make yourself productive, wear a wristwatch, and keep track of your time repeatedly. We know you have a clock on your phone, but it is not staring you in the face reminding you to pay attention to the time. The important thing is to start observing how long things take you. Especially the things you do normally. Right now, it may be your math homework. If you have a good idea how long that may take you regularly, you can plan your day much better.
Use Alarms - Set alarms for your tasks throughout the day. When the alarm buzzes, it will let you know what time of the day it is. If you are performing a brand new task that you can expect to do regularly, set an hourly alarm or a stop watch setting to give you idea of how much time it takes.
Keep a Time Diary - Keep notes on the time a task took you undertook. This can help you plan a way to be more efficient with completing this task on a larger stage. If you set a limited duration 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.