teaching resource

Elapsed Time on a Number Line Worksheets

• Updated:  17 Jan 2024

Practise finding elapsed time using an open number line with a pair of differentiated elapsed time worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 4

• Differentiated:  Yes

teaching resource

Elapsed Time on a Number Line Worksheets

• Updated:  17 Jan 2024

Practise finding elapsed time using an open number line with a pair of differentiated elapsed time worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 4

• Differentiated:  Yes

Practise finding elapsed time using an open number line with a pair of differentiated elapsed time worksheets.

What is the Elapsed Time Number Line Strategy?

If your students struggle to determine the elapsed time, try teaching it using an open number line!  What is the elapsed time number line strategy? Here’s a quick rundown!

Follow these steps for how to use the open number line strategy for reaching elapsed time:

• Have the student draw an open number line.
• Record the starting time on the far left.
• Teach them to make jumps to “friendly, landmark” times.
• Record the time you land under the number line and record the amount of time that has elapsed above the jump.
• Once you progress to the end time, simply add up the increments of minutes above the jump, and if necessary, convert those minutes into hours and minutes.

Differentiated Elapsed Time on a Number Line Worksheets

This pair of printable elapsed time worksheets on a number line gives your students two levels of elapsed time practise. Each worksheet includes an example problem demonstrating the number line strategy, then an additional nine problems for students to practise determining the duration of time.

• Number Line Elapsed Time Worksheet (Five-Minute Increments)
• Number Line Elapsed Time Worksheets (Single-Minute Increments)

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