Lesson Worksheet: Telling Time in Words: Nearest Minute Mathematics

In this worksheet, we will practice telling the time to the nearest minute on analog clocks and recording the time in words.


On this clock, what are we counting when we count the blue dots?

  • AMinutes
  • BSeconds
  • CHours


You are walking in the street when someone asks you about the time. The time displayed on your watch is shown. Read the clock to reply.

  • ANineteen minutes past ten
  • BTwenty-four minutes past eleven
  • CNineteen minutes past eleven
  • DTen minutes past five
  • ETwenty-four minutes past ten


What is the time?

  • AThree minutes to ten
  • BFive minutes to three
  • CTen minutes to two
  • DTen minutes to three
  • ETwo minutes to ten


At seven o’clock, Ethan goes to school.

What is the time of the following clock?

  • ATwenty-one minutes to seven
  • BEight minutes to eight
  • CSix minutes to seven
  • DEight minutes to seven
  • ETwenty-one minutes to eight

Is Ethan at school?

  • AYes
  • BNo


The game will start at seventeen minutes to two. Which clock represents that time?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


A clock shows 2 o’clock. What will the time be after 6 minutes? Give your answer in words.

  • ASix to two
  • BSix past two
  • CTwo to six
  • DTwo past six


Fill in the missing numbers: It is past .

  • Atwo, five
  • Bfive, two
  • Ctwelve, five
  • Dfive, twelve


Benjamin finishes the exam at twenty-one to ten. Which clock shows this time?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D


This clock only has an hour hand.

The teacher asks Isabella to draw the minute hand to show twenty-four to eleven. Which of the following is the correct answer?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D


Pick the time shown on the clock.

  • ATwelve to two
  • BEight to twelve
  • CTwelve past two
  • DEight past twelve

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