Worksheet: Estimating Duration

In this worksheet, we will practice estimating durations of activities and deciding whether we should measure the time it takes in seconds, minutes, or hours.


It takes me about 2 to put on my suit.

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours


Pick the most sensible unit of time to finish the sentence. I spent 2 in the movie theater watching a movie.

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes


Which of the following would be the best estimate for the amount of time it would take to climb a flight of stairs?

  • A 30 hours
  • B 30 minutes
  • C30 days
  • D 30 seconds
  • E 30 weeks


Which of the following units is most suitable to describe how long it takes to write your name?

  • Adays
  • Bhours
  • Cweeks
  • Dseconds


James can stay under the water for 1 .

  • Aminute
  • Bhour


At night, I usually sleep between 6 and 9 .

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes


It takes me about 15 to do my maths homework.

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours


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

  • A 3 hours
  • B 3 seconds
  • C 3 days
  • D 3 minutes
  • E 3 weeks

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