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Calculating with time in football

KS2,Upper Key Stage 2

Calculating with time in football

KS2, Upper Key Stage 2
Calculating time

This pack includes various differentiated activities to develop pupils' skills when solving problems involving units of time. Pupils will think like a young referee and practise adding times and calculating the difference between two times while calculating with hours, minutes and seconds as well as times of the day.

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How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock This should be around 35 to 50 minutes.

Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • calculate total times (adding minutes)
  • calculate the time between two events (subtracting minutes)
  • make calculations involving times of the day (addition and subtraction).

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Quiz: Calculating with time in football

Test your pupils on their knowledge of calculating time with this quiz. Try it again at the end to test their understanding.

The answers can be found at the end of the quiz.


Main activity: Calculating with time in football

Practise making calculations and solving problems that involve measures of time during Premier League football matches.

There are three levels of questions. Encourage your pupils to work through them all or choose the correct level for your class. 


Football timelines

Time to get up!

In order to check your pupils understanding of calculations involving time, encourage them to make three different football match timelines. 

Pupils will first need to make time and match event cards by writing on pieces of paper or printing off the ones made by us here:

- Timeline cards
- Match event cards

Then using the instructions on the activity sheets, add the key match events along the timeline and answer the questions.

Timeline 1
Timeline 2
Timeline 3


Extra time: Match reports with time

Pupils will write a football match report based on the results of a Premier League football match from this season, using knowledge of adding and subtracting time.

Access a football match timeline and the results of any game on the Premier League website.