Learning How to Tell Time
Learning to check what time is it is one of the first things that are taught to a growing child. It is not that difficult; telling what time it is by looking at a clock can be very easy if numbers from 1 to 12 are clearly marked on the clock. There are three hands of a clock. One represents the second mark; one represents that minute mark, and the third one, which is usually smaller in size, represents the hour mark. If the hour mark is at 12 and the minute's mark is at 3, it means that the clock is ticking 15 past 12. Thirty minutes past an hour is usually said as half-past whatever the hour of the day it is. If 45 minutes have been passed in 12, the time can be said as a quarter to one.