Video: Using the Words “Earlier” and “Later” When Telling Time to the Nearest Half-Hour

Who got to school earlier?

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Video Transcript

Who got to school earlier? This is the time the boy arrived at. And the girl arrived at school at this time. Who got there earlier?

The minute hand on this clock is pointing at number 12, which means it’s something o’clock. And the hour hand is pointing to number eight, which means it’s eight o’clock. So the boy arrived at school at eight o’clock.

What time did the girl arrive at school? The minute hand is pointing to number six, which means it’s half past. And the hour hand has just gone past number seven. So the girl arrived at school at half past seven.

Half past seven is before eight o’clock, which means the girl got to school earlier.

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