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Telling time to the nearest minute (labeled clock)


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let's look at this clock and see if we can tell what time is shown on it first thing when we look at a clock we have two hands and that's because time is told in two parts time is told in hours that's part and on a clock the hours are represented by the shorthand and then the other part is minutes and on an analogue clock like this one minutes are represented by the longhand so let's look first at hours we have this shorthand and it's between the 6 and the 7 what that means is it's after 6 o'clock but not quite 7 because our hand started at the top and it worked its way around and it's gone past 6 o'clock but it's not 7 so it's 6 something 6 something might be 6 15 might be 6 45 we'll figure out the minutes next but we know it's after 6 o'clock but not a 7 so we'll put a 6 in our hours place then 4 minutes we have this longer hand which is pointing right here at this mark and minutes again start at the top and work their way around but now each of these little spaces is 1 minute so we can go 1 2 3 4 5 and when we get to this first Square this first where this one is we've gone 5 minutes let's keep going like that 6 7 8 9 10 at this next one and maybe you see a pattern here every time we get to one of these numbers or the squares the bigger marks we've gone 5 more minutes so if we keep going this will be 15 minutes past the hour keep going 20 keep going 25 now we can't go all the way to the 6 because our minute hand stopped here it hasn't reached this part so after 25 we'll go back to counting by 1's the one minute we have 25 26 27 the minute hand has gone past 27 of these marks meaning it is 27 minutes past the hour let's try another one the our hand is between the 4 and the 5 which means it's after 4 o'clock at some amount of minutes after 4 but it is not yet 5 and now let's look at our minute hand the longer hand represents minutes so the minute hand started at the top and it's gone 5 10 15 not quite 2 20 so let's go back to 15 and then count by 1 16 17 18 19 our minute hand lines up to 19 so it is 19 minutes after for or for 19 on this one I encourage you to pause the video and see if you can figure out the time okay let's try it together now so the hour hand between the 7 and the 8 so it's after 7:00 but not quite 8:00 and by looking at the hour hand we can see it's quite a bit after 7:00 because it's almost 2 8 and looking at the men in hand confirms at the minute he has gone all the way to here it's almost back to the top and that minute hand starting at the top has gone 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 and then one more 46 minutes past 46 minutes past 7 the time is 7 46