Converting Units of Time
Notes and Guidance
Children convert between different units of time including years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Bar modelling will support these conversions.
Use of time lines, calendars, clocks is recommended to enhance pupils’ understanding.
It is worth reminding pupils that time is not decimal so some methods may not be effective for conversions.
How many months / weeks / days are there in a year?
How many hours / minutes / seconds are there in a day?
Can 21 days be written in weeks?
Can 25 days be written in weeks?
Explain your answers. Is 0.75 hours the same as 75 minutes? Why or why not?