## What is quarter past and quarter to?

Both “quarter past” and “quarter after” are equally correct. So, when it’s 7:15, we say it’s “quarter past seven”. Or when it’s 1:15, we say it’s “quarter after one”. At minute 45, we say it’s “quarter to” the next hour. For example, at 5:45, we say it’s “quarter to six” (or 15 minutes before 6:00).

## What time is it quarter past 4?

When we say, “A quarter till 6,” we mean one-fourth of an hour till 6 o’clock, or 15 minutes till 6. 15 past 4, OR a quarter past 4 15 till 8, OR a quarter till 8 half past 10 1.

**What’s quarter of an hour?**

Definition of quarter hour 1 : fifteen minutes. 2 : any of the quarter points of an hour.

**What is quarter past the hour on a clock?**

Whenever the minute hand of a clock is pointing directly at the 3, the time is quarter past the hour. This is because there are 12 numbers on the whole clockface and 3 is one quarter of 12. We can see that the shorter hour hand has moved one-quarter of the way from the 1 to the 2.

### How do you teach time to quarter past the hour?

The hour hand is also closer to the 4 so the hour hand will be closest to pointing at the hour that it is a quarter past. To teach time to quarter past the hour, first start by teaching how to read hours and half hours. Explain the pattern that the longer minute hand will always be pointing at the 3 whenever it is quarter past the hour.

### When to look at half hours before quarter hours?

It is also best to look at half hours before quarter hours as they can be easier to recognise. Here is an example of the time of quarter past 7. It is helpful to show that the hour hand has moved a quarter of the way from the 7 towards the 8 as shown in the diagram.

**What does quarter past mean in math?**

Quarter past means that 15 minutes have passed since the last hour. There are 60 minutes in a whole hour and so, one-quarter of an hour is 15 minutes. For example, if the time is ‘quarter past one’, then the time is 1:15 or 15 minutes past one.