Time and Calendar
Category : 1st Class
TIME AND CALENDAR
1. Concept of Time
A day is divided into hours. An hour is divided into minutes and a minute is divided into seconds. See the following examples:
For example, Leesa reaches school on 8 O'clock everyday. Here 8 O'clock is the time.
Hours, Minutes and Seconds
Hours, minutes and seconds are units for the measurement of time.
For example, we can say
[2] hours; [2] minutes; [2] seconds.
Now just remember:
[24] hours = [1] day
[1] hour= [60] minutes
[1] minute = [60] seconds
Hence [1] day = [24] hours
Knowing Time
Knowing time means knowing period or duration of a certain event.
For example,
A man goes to a certain distance in [60] minutes. We can therefore say that he takes [1] hour to cover the certain distance.
Jenifer takes one minute to eat a bread, while Steve takes 4 minutes to eat a bread. Which one is true for both of them?
(a) Jenifer takes more time
(b) Steve takes less time
(c) Jenifer and Steve take equal time
(d) Jenifer takes less time and Steve takes more time
(e) None of these
Answer (d)
Explanation: Option (d) is correct because [4] minutes taken by Steve is more than [1] minute that is taken by Jenifer.
Time Indicating Watches
Let's see the face of a clock given below:
Look carefully at the clock given. It has two hands.
One is the shorter hand, which is called hour hand. The other is the longer hand, which is called minute hand.
Important Points
· The hour hand moves from one number to the next in [1] hour.
· The hour hand takes two complete rounds in a day.
· The minute hand takes [1] hour to complete one round.
Reading Time From a Clock
Trick 1
When the minute hand is at [12] then the actual time is the number that is indicated by the shorter or hour hand. For example, just see the following:
Here the longer or the minute hand is at 12 and hour or shorter hand indicates 9.
Therefore, the time is 9 or 9 O'clock.
Similarly, in the clock shown below. The time is 4 or 4 O'clock.
Trick 2
Counting of the movements of minute hand at each of the number starting from 1 to 12 is done in the unit of 5, as given below:
[5], [10], [15], [20], [25], [30], [35], [40], [45], [50], [55], and [60].
If shorter or hour hand is somewhere between [2] and [3] minute hand is at 5 then the time is 2 : 25 and it will be read as '25' minutes past 2.
The above clock shows the time ten past five that is 10:05.
Calendar
A calendar is a system of organising various periods of time. This is done by giving names to the periods as days, weeks, months and year.
Week
A period of seven days is called a week. In other words there are seven days in a week. They are as follows:
Day 
Description 
Monday 
Monday is called the first day of the week. 
Tuesday 
Tuesday is called the second day of the week. 
Wednesday 
Wednesday is called the third day of the week. 
Thursday 
Thursday is called the fourth day of the week. 
Friday 
Friday is called the fifth day of the week. 
Saturday 
Saturday is called the sixth day of the week. 
Sunday 
Sunday is called the seventh day of the week. 
Months in a Year
There are 12 months in a year. They are as follows:

Month 
Number of days 
Description 
1. 
January 
31 
It is the first month of the year. 
2. 
February 
28/29 
It is the second month of the year. 
3. 
March 
31 
It is the third month of the year. 
4. 
April 
30 
It is the fourth month of the year. 
5. 
May 
31 
It is the fifth month of the year. 
6. 
June 
30 
It is the sixth month of the year. 
7. 
July 
31 
It is the seventh month of the year. 
8. 
August 
31 
It is the eight month of the year. 
9. 
September 
30 
It is the nine month of the year. 
10. 
October 
31 
It is the tenth month of the year. 
11. 
November 
30 
It is the eleventh month of the year. 
12. 
December 
31 
It is the last month of the year. 
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