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.

Q1:

It takes me about 2 to put on my suit.

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours

Q2:

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

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes

Q3:

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

Q4:

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

  • Adays
  • Bhours
  • Cweeks
  • Dseconds

Q5:

James can stay under the water for 1 .

  • Aminute
  • Bhour

Q6:

At night, I usually sleep between 6 and 9 .

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes

Q7:

It takes me about 15 to do my maths homework.

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours

Q8:

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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