# Telling timeÂ review

CCSS Math: 3.MD.A.1

Review telling time on an analog clock, and try some practice problems.

## Analog clocks

Time is told in $\maroonD{\text{hours}}$ and $\blueD{\text{minutes}}$. For example, if the time is $\maroonD9\colon\blueD{39}$, the $\maroonD{\text{hour}}$ is $\maroonD9$ and the $\blueD{\text{minutes}}$ are $\blueD{39}$. Another way to think of this is that the time is $\blueD{39}$ $\blueD{\text{minutes}}$ after $\maroonD9$ o'clock.

There are two hands on an analog clock. The short hand is the $\maroonD{\text{hour hand}}$. The long hand is the $\blueD{\text{minute hand}}$.

### Reading the hour hand

The hour is the number that the hour hand is either pointing to or has most recently passed.

For example, on all the following clocks, the hour is $3$ o'clock.

### Reading the minute hand

The minute hand starts at the top of the clock facing the $12$. This represents $0$ minutes after the hour. Every minute after this, the minute hand moves one tick mark to the right.

For example, on the following clock the minute hand has moved $14$ tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are $14$.

*Want to learn more about telling time? Check out this video.*

### Example

**What time is it?**

The hour hand is between $6$ and $7$, so it is after $6$ o'clock but not yet $7$ o'clock.

The hour is $6$.

The hour is $6$.

The minute hand has moved $27$ tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are $27$.

The time is $6{:}27$.