## How do you write half past 3?

1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 can all be described as half past 1, half past 2, and half past 3.

## What time is quarter to 6?

At minute 45, we say it’s “quarter to” the next hour. For example, at 5:45, we say it’s “quarter to six” (or 15 minutes before 6:00). At minute 30, we say it’s “half past”. So at 9:30, we would say it’s “half past nine” (or half an hour after 9:00).

## How do you say 10.15 in English?

We use the word minutes with the figures which can be divided by 5 and in the result don’t give a full number. In American English we use after instead of past and of instead of to.

Telling the time in English.
Write Say
10.15 AmE. a quarter after ten
10.30 half ten (very informal)
10.15 ten fifteen (very informal)
10.30 ten thirty (very informal)

## How do you read a watch without the number?

They may have symbols marking the hours instead. Starting at the top of the clock, mentally mark this as twelve. Then, move to the right and count “1, 2, 3, 4…” and so on. This will help you determine which hour each symbol marks.

## Should an 8 year old be able to tell the time?

Children should know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day. Ages 7-8: Children should be able to read an analog clock, using 12 hour clocks, 24 hour clocks, and Roman Numerals (I-XII). Children should be able to compare time (by hours, minutes, and even seconds).

## What is the short hand on a clock?

The small hand on a clock that shows the hours. It goes once around the clock every 12 hours (half a day). (The large hand is the “minute hand” and it shows that it is 22 past the hour, so it is 22 past 8).

## How do you count seconds on a clock?

To tell time on an analog clock, you look at where the hands are pointing. The short or small hand tells you the hour, the long or big hand tells you the minute of the current hour, and the thinnest hand indicates the seconds of the current minute.