Time To the Nearest 5 Minutes

With these printable PDF teaching tools, you can help students learn to tell time on analog clocks to the nearest 5 minutes. Includes a variety of activities, such as worksheets, task cards, games, cut-and-glue projects, and more.

These activities align with Common Core Standard 2.MD.7. For more telling time resources, please see our time page.

Games & Task Cards
Play this fun time-telling game with your students.  Times are in 5-minute intervals.  (2:25, 3:00, 8:40)
1st through 3rd Grades
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There are 30 task cards in this file. Each one has a clock showing a time with minutes ending in 0 or 5. (3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, etc.) These cards can be used to play math games, for learning centers, or classroom scavenger hunts.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Play this fun clock bingo game with your students to practice time to the nearest five minutes.  (3:05, 3:10, 3:15)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Worksheets
Write the correct time for each clock.  (2:20, 6:25, 8:40)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Write the time shown on each clock.  Times to the nearest five minutes.  (4:25, 4:30, 4:45)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Cut out the clock faces and glue them above the correct times. (6:55, 7:35, 8:05)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Determine the time shown on each clock. Includes advanced terminology, such as "twenty-five minutes to eight."
1st through 3rd Grades
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Draw the hands on the clock faces to show the given times.  (6:45, 6:50, 6:55)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Attach the minute tabs to the correct positions on the clock face. Tabs read :05, :10, :15, :20, etc.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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This cute story for kids uses portions of pie to explain how to tell time on a clock. Story includes a set of comprehension questions and a practice worksheet.
2nd Grade
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Make an origami cootie catcher (a.k.a. fortune teller) that will help kids learn to read clocks. All times shown are in 5-minute increments (1:55, 3:35, 12:10, etc.).
1st through 3rd Grades
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Quarter Hours
Cut the clocks and glue them by the correct time.  (examples:  five after 4, quarter after 3, quarter to 4)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Play this whole-class chain reaction card game to practice advanced time. Students will review advanced time phrases such asminutes to, minutes after, quarter after, half past, and quarter to.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Write the time using the phrases, "quarter after," "quarter to," and "half past."
1st through 3rd Grades
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Read the time shown on each clock face.  Times to the nearest quarter hour. (quarter after 5, quarter after 7)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Simple word problems in which students must convert phrases like "quarter to one" into standard form.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Match the time with the correct words (quarter after, quarter to, half past, minutes after, and minutes to)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Draw hands on each clock face to show the given time.  example:  Draw hands to show "Quarter to 7"
1st through 3rd Grades
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Students cut, color, and fold to make a cootie catcher (a.k.a.fortune teller). Play the game and tell what time is shown using the words, "minutes to" and "minutes after."
1st through 3rd Grades
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Elapsed Time
Solve the elapsed time math problems using number lines. The questions on this worksheet do not require students to regroup minutes into hours.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Students tell how much time has passed between the two times shown. Includes AM/PM.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Read and write the times shown on the clocks.  The write the elapsed times.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Read each pair of analog clocks and write the times shown.  Then figure out the elapsed time.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Practice elapsed time in five minute intervals. Print out the pennants on heavy card stock. Students write the start time, end time, and elapsed time. Cut them out and string them up in your classroom!
2nd through 4th Grades
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Look carefully at the sign on the hardware store to answer the questions.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Tabs for Classroom Clock
Attach these tabs to your classroom clock to help kids learn to read the correct time. Tabs read :05, :10, :15, :20, etc.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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This pdf has advanced triangular time tabs, including quarter to, half past, five to, ten past, twenty to, twenty-five past, and quarter after.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Attach these clock tabs to your classroom clock. These oval-shaped tabs read :05, :10, :15, :20, etc.
2nd Grade
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This is a collection of advanced oval tabs for your classroom clock. Tabs read, quarter to, quarter after, half past, ten after, twenty to, five after, etc.
2nd Grade
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Cut-Out Clocks
Cut out the clock face, the hands, and the tabs. The tabs have advanced time phrases, such as quarter after, half past, ten after, twenty to, quarter to, etc. Glue the tabs in the correct positions on the clock.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Cut out the clock face, the hands, and the minute tabs. Attach the hands with brass paper fasteners. Then glue the minute tabs in the correct positions.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Cut out the giant clock and attach the hands with paper fasteners; Great hands-on manipulative for teaching time-telling skills.
1st through 3rd Grades
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This clock can be used for teaching students to tell time. Fold the numbers
on the face of the clock to view the minutes in standard time.
1st through 3rd Grades
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See also:
Time (Nearest Minute)

This page has slightly more advanced resources for teaching students to read analog clocks. Times are to the nearest minute. Includes a variety of word problems, elapsed time activites, games, and task cards.

Time: Hours and Half Hours

This page has slightly easier worksheets on reading clocks. All times shown are to the nearest hour or half hour. Most clocks include red and blue hands.

More Time Worksheets

This is an idex page that can direct you to even more clock worksheets, at all different levels.

Calendars (Math)

This page has resources for teaching students about days, months, years, and calendar dates.

Worksheet Images

Time Cootie Catcher (Nearest 5 Minutes)


Telling Time Worksheet (Nearest Five Minutes)


Time Cut and Glue Worksheet