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13 Year Olds Cannot Tell the Time from a Clock

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I saw in the news that 13 year olds could not tell the time with a general, wall clock with hands. This is disgusting.

Teachers at Kilgraston School in Perthshire noticed that the pupils couldn't read the time from a normal clock so have begun teaching them.

What are we coming to? Kids must be able to read the time all ways.

DannySpeed
a year ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann1984a year ago

Never mind 13 year Olds my 34 year old husband struggles but my 13 year old can but 10 year old only digital

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DannySpeed
DannySpeed
Original Poster
a year ago

Does that not bother you?

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Ann1984
Ann1984a year ago

DannySpeed not really how many kids actually wear a watch today that's not digital and that's adults too

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DannySpeed
DannySpeed
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a year ago

Ann1984 I can't see Big Ben going digital any time soon. Clocks, are an ingrained aspect of our lives.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa year ago

Yep. One of the secondary school kids on my transport asked the time and when I replied twenty five to four she didn't understand! I had to say it as three thirty five as on a digital clock.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChreesa year ago

This and some of the comments are pretty shocking. They teach it in primary school so they should know.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgolda year ago

I cant understand how they dont know tho! Surely the time is one of the first things learnt after numbers in Primary? My kids who are only 17 & 19 were taught early on.

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RiannonWood
RiannonWooda year ago

Oh my 14 year old daughter can when its not school hours it takes her a second as its not what shes used to always looking up at lol but my 14 year old can and i taught her its vital

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Faye1
Faye1a year ago

This is probably because everything is digital now. Most people don’t have clocks at home anymore as they have phones and watches which are all digital. They should be able to tell the time with a clock with hands though but I do think so they will be a thing of the past

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludia year ago

They will ask Alexa or Google what is the time? The new smart watches can do that.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF1978a year ago

I had to stop for a second and think if I remember how to tell the time but then I remembered that I do wear a watch every day with a clock face! 😂.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJamesa year ago

My 13 year old son can tell the time for a clock. We dont really use a clock often though, if i look at the time its on the oven, microwave, tv, phone all in digital or i ask alexa 🤣

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rls
rlsa year ago

When I was 16 my then boyfriend couldn't tell the time and wore a digital watch and when he told the time sounded stupid he read it as it was, I knew he was such a catch I threw him back into the pond 😂

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe42857a year ago

How many pupils was this? All or a few. I don't think i know any children over 10 that can't tell the time using a clock.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnna year ago

This is shocking. Back when I was at infants school, I used to get sent to the special needs teacher sometimes as no one could quite figure out what was up with me (I'm dyslexic and have aspergers as it turns out). I can clearly remember being shown a clock and being asked if I knew what the time was on it and I was like yes...... then I got sent back out to special needs to regular class. I was in infant's school and I knew how to tell the time! no excuses here. All kids should be able to tell the time.

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