Telling Time Worksheet Help

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Problem Type

There are three problem types:
  • Write in time - Generate clock with only our and minute hands. Student is required to write in the time presented by the clock.
  • Draw in hands - Generate a blank clock with the time in hours and minutes as text. Student is required to draw the hour and minute hands on the clock.
  • Both - Randomly generate clocks with either of the first two problem types.
The problem type is mandatory and must be selected in order to generate worksheets.

Time Increment

This option allows you to select the time increments shown on the clocks. For example, if you select "Hour", only clocks with an exact hour time are generated. If you select "5 minutes", clocks with any 5 minute increment will be generated. You can select more than one option to indicate you would like a greater amount of certain time increments to be generated. Time increment is mandatory and one or more choices must be selected in order to generate a worksheet.

Clock Size

This option allows you to specify the size of each clock generated. The number of clocks generated depends on selection of the clock size.


The following are options for generating clocks:
  • Name/date/score - By enabling this option, each fact sheet will automatically have a page header which will include a space for name, date, and score. The header is not included on answer sheets.
  • Number problems 1... - By selecting this option, all clocks problems will be numbered from 1 to the highest number.
  • Hands without arrows - By default, the hands on clocks have an arrow on the end of each hand. Many of today's modern clocks do not have arrows. You can select this option to generate hands that do not have arrows at the end.
  • Hide clock numbers - By selecting this option, the numbers (i.e. hours) on the clocks will not be displayed, making it more difficult to determine the correct time.


The Generate! button allows you to generate your clock worksheets. Once you have entered the input data and selected any options, you may select one of two different Generate! choices:
  • Generate problems - This choice will generate and display your clock worksheets (without answers). Each worksheet will be displayed in a new browser window. Once displayed, you can review and/or print your worksheet. On many browsers, you can move your mouse over each individual clock to view the answer (only for "Write in time" problem type).
  • Generate answers - This choice will display your clock worksheets (with answers). Each worksheet will be displayed in a new browser window. Once displayed, you can review and/or print your answer worksheet.


For each set of options you select on the build page, you will get the same problems each time you click the Generate! button. If you are not satisfied with the problems generated for you, then you can click the Re-Shuffle button. Once you click Re-Shuffle, you can re-click the Generate! button to generate a new set of problems. There is no limit to the number of times you can re-shuffle your problems.