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Lesson 2: Telling time

# Telling time to the nearest minute (unlabeled clock)

Lindsay reads the time on unlabeled analog clocks to the nearest minute.  Created by Lindsay Spears.

## Want to join the conversation?

• how many people know how to do this
• i do not know!🙂
• Why is it importmant to learn about the clock?
• Probably most clocks today are digital like you would see on the lower right corner of your computer, but there are still clocks and watches with faces on them and hands to tell what the hour and the minute are. You'd still find these in airports and train stations around the world. Considering that, it would be good to know how to read them so you don't miss your flight.
• what is a good tip to remember the numbers on a clock?
• how do you do military time
• Doing military time is quite simple. For example: count from 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. add 30! and you got your answer.
• how long has the "60 minutes" clock been around? Who found out it needs to be 60 minutes?
• what was base 60 like? please answer! becuse I do not know Ithink it was in the 1700's maybe?
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• Why does a clock have to have 12 hours when the day has 24 hours
• Our 24-hour day comes from the ancient Egyptians who divided day-time into 10 hours they measured with devices such as shadow clocks, and added a twilight hour at the beginning and another one at the end of the day-time, says Lomb. "Night-time was divided in 12 hours, based on the observations of stars