 Convert Hours to Minutes KS2 Revision | Year 4 Maths Resources

## What you need to know

Things to remember:

• 1 hour = 60 minutes
• Quarter of an hour is 15 minutes
• Half of an hour is 30 minutes
• Three quarters of an hour is 45 minutes.
• To multiply by 60, multiply by 6 and put a 0 on the end.

It is important to learn some simple conversions for time:

Quarter of an hour is 15 minutes

Half an hour is 30 minutes

Three quarters of an hour is 45 minutes

1 hour is 60 minutes

A car drives for 3 and three quarters hours, how long is this in minutes?”

We will do this in three steps:

Step 1: Convert the full hours into minutes

3 hours = $3\times60$ minutes = 180minutes

Tip: Multiply by 6 and put a 0 on the end.

$$3\times6 = 18$$

3 hours = 180 minutes

Step 2: Convert the extra bit to minutes

Three quarters of an hour = 45 minutes

Step 3: Add the minutes from Step 1 and Step 2 together

180 minutes + 45 minutes = 225 minutes

## Example Questions

Step 1: Convert the full hours into minutes

4 hours = $4\times60$ minutes = 240minutes

Step 2: Convert the extra bit to minutes

Quarter of an hour = 15 minutes

Step 3: Add the minutes from Step 1 and Step 2 together

240 minutes + 15 minutes = 255 minutes

Step 1: Convert the full hours into minutes

1 hours = 60minutes

Step 2: Convert the extra bit to minutes

Half an hour = 35 minutes

Step 3: Add the minutes from Step 1 and Step 2 together

60 minutes + 30 minutes = 90 minutes

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