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Worksheet: Estimating Duration

Q1:

I spent 2 in the movie theater watching a movie.

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes

Q2:

Which of the following is a sensible estimate for the length of a pop song?

  • A3 hours
  • B3 seconds
  • C3 days
  • D3 minutes
  • E3 weeks

Q3:

Which of the following is the best estimate for the time it would take a man to sprint 100 meters?

  • A 3 minutes
  • B 100 seconds
  • C 20 minutes
  • D 14 seconds
  • E 1 hour

Q4:

The time to travel by car from Texas, USA, to Washington, USA, is about 1 0 8 0 0 0 seconds.

Which of the following is the most appropriate unit for the time of this journey?

  • A years
  • Bmonths
  • C minutes
  • D hours
  • E weeks

Convert the journey time from seconds to the more appropriate unit.

  • A 3 × 1 0 1 hours
  • B 3 × 1 0 2 m i n u t e s
  • C 3 × 1 0 2 h o u r s
  • D 1 . 8 × 1 0 3 m i n u t e s
  • E 1 . 8 × 1 0 3 h o u r s

Q5:

Which of the following would be the best estimate for the length of a full movie?

  • A 3 minutes
  • B 6 hours and 45 minutes
  • C 2 minutes
  • D 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • E 30 hours

Q6:

Which of the following is the best estimate for the amount of time it takes to brush your teeth?

  • A 1 hour
  • B 15 minutes
  • C 30 minutes
  • D 2 minutes
  • E 2 hours

Q7:

It takes me about 2 to put on my suit.

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours

Q8:

It takes about one to climb two flights of stairs.

  • Aminute
  • Bhour