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Calculating Elapsed Time

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 3 Measurement - 3.MD.A.1

What is Elapsed Time? When you are tutoring your children about time, you need to tell them the difference between the recorded time and the time of interval. The tricky part is that time is not represented in the form of decimals, with the highest limit on the minute chart is 60. For instance, if we want to calculate the difference between time, such as 2:10 - 1:20, then the result is 0:50. The elapsed time, by definition, is the time taken to complete a race or the time to reach a destination. Learning to find the elapsed time is important since it's used extensively in our daily lives. This series of worksheets and lessons help students learn to determine the gap of elapsed time between two events.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

You should find a series of problems that rings with kids here.

  • Homework 1 - Colin goes to his sports class at 5:00 P.M. and he returns at 7:30 P.M. How long was his sports class?
  • Homework 2 - Martin went to his friend's house for dinner. He returned to his home at 7:30 P.M. If he spent 2 hours and 30 minutes at dinner, what time did he get to his friend's home?
  • Homework 3 - Joe goes to play football at 1.00 P.M. He stops his game at 4 P.M. How long did he play football?

Practice Worksheets

A great skill to throw in here is to have students estimate the time it would take to complete the activity.

  • Practice 1 - Victoria goes to buy a refrigerator at 3:30 P.M. She comes home at 5:30 P.M. How long did she take to buy refrigerator?
  • Practice 2 - William was busy reading comic books since 9:00 A.M. He completes reading comic books at 10:15 A.M. How long did he read for?
  • Practice 3 - Scott was busy doing office work since 3:00 P.M. He completes his office work at 7:00 P.M. How long did he take to complete his work?

Math Skill Quizzes

When writing these, I followed the basic premise that you need to have a start and finish activity.

  • Quiz 1 - Lena goes to office at 11:00 P.M. She comes home at 6:15 A.M. How long did she works for?
  • Quiz 2 - Gloria goes to the bus stop at 8:00 A.M. She comes home at 10:00 A.M. How long does she stay at the bus stop for?
  • Quiz 3 - Angelica goes to the college at 8:00 A.M. She comes home at 11.40 A.M. How long did she stay at college for?