Y3 Maths

Year 3 Comparing the Duration

This Year 3 Comparing the Duration lesson covers the prior learning of comparing durations of time, before moving onto the main skill of comparing the duration using analogue and digital times.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 3: (3M4b) Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

Mathematics Year 3: (3M4d) Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight

Mathematics Year 3: (3M4f) Compare durations of events [for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks]

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of comparing durations of time, before moving onto the main skill of comparing the duration There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Find and Compare Duration Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to identify how many minutes have passed between activities. She uses key vocabulary including analogue and digital.

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Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of comparing durations of time, before moving onto the main skill of comparing the duration using analogue and digital times.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Video Tutorial

In this Compare Durations of Time Video Tutorial Katie explains how to work out durations of time and compare them. She uses key vocabulary and terminology including minutes, hours, quarter past, half past, quarter to and half an hour.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Compare Durations of Time Game aims to support pupils' knowledge of time and duration to order and compare times.

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of comparing the duration.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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This Year 3 Compare Durations Flash Cards Game aims to support pupils' understanding of time.

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Extension

This comparing the duration extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the comparing the duration lesson.

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This Year 3 Compare and Calculate Durations Maths Challenge aims to extend pupils' knowledge of time.