Set the Time Before and After
Understanding how to read and set time on both analogue and digital clocks is a crucial skill for Grade 3 and Grade 4 students. To support this learning journey, we’re excited to offer our latest free resource: the Set the Time Before and Afterworksheet. This worksheet is designed to challenge students by asking them to calculate and set the time before and after a given point on both analogue and digital clocks, helping to solidify their understanding of timetelling.
What is the Set the Time Before and After Worksheet?
The Set the Time Before and After worksheet is an engaging educational tool that provides targeted practice for students learning to navigate both analogue and digital clocks. With its clear layout and wellstructured exercises, this worksheet guides students through the process of reading a time, then calculating and setting the time for a specified interval before and after.
How the Worksheet Works
This twopage worksheet contains four questions on each page, each designed to deepen students' understanding of timetelling and improve their accuracy in reading and setting times. Here’s how it works:
1. Read the Time on the Central Clock

Analogue and Digital Clocks: In the center of each question, there is a clock displayed in both analogue and digital formats. Students begin by reading the time on these clocks, which serves as the reference point for the following tasks.
2. Set the Time Before

LeftSide Clocks: To the left of the central clocks, students will find an analogue and a digital clock. Above these clocks is a sentence that gives instructions, such as “15 minutes before.” Students must calculate what the time was 15 minutes before the central time and write this time on both the analogue and digital clocks.
3. Set the Time After

RightSide Clocks: Similarly, to the right of the central clocks, there are another set of analogue and digital clocks with instructions like “15 minutes after.” Students need to calculate the time 15 minutes after the central time and set this on both clocks.
Benefits of the Set the Time Before and After Worksheet
This worksheet offers numerous educational benefits, making it an invaluable tool for reinforcing timetelling skills:

Strengthens Time Calculation Skills: By requiring students to calculate both before and after times, the worksheet helps them develop a strong understanding of how time progresses.

Enhances Analogue and Digital Clock Skills: Students gain practice in reading and setting both types of clocks, ensuring they become proficient in both formats.

Encourages Attention to Detail: The precise nature of the tasks requires students to carefully read and interpret instructions, fostering attention to detail and accuracy.

Supports Independent Learning: The clear instructions and structured layout allow students to work independently, making it a great resource for both classroom and athome learning.
Who Should Use This Worksheet?
The Set the Time Before and After worksheet is ideal for:

Teachers: A valuable addition to your maths curriculum, this worksheet can be used as part of a lesson on timetelling or as homework to reinforce what has been learned in class.

Homeschoolers: Incorporate this worksheet into your home education program to provide focused practice on timetelling skills.

Parents: Support your child’s learning with this worksheet, perfect for additional practice outside of school.
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Make TimeTelling Mastery Achievable
Understanding how to calculate and set times before and after a given point is an essential skill for Grade 3 and Grade 4 students. With the Set the Time Before and After worksheet, you can provide them with the practice they need to master this skill in a structured and engaging way. Download this free resource today and help your students become confident and accurate timetellers.
Equip your students or children with the tools they need to succeed in timetelling!