In the context of time, a minute is a unit of measurement equal to 60 seconds. It is commonly used to express shorter durations of time, such as in everyday activities or events. Understanding how to convert minutes to other units of time and how to perform calculations involving minutes is an important skill in mathematics.

To convert minutes to other units of time, you can use the following conversion factors:

For example, to convert minutes to hours, you can divide the number of minutes by 60. To convert minutes to seconds, you can multiply the number of minutes by 60.

When performing calculations involving minutes, it's important to keep track of units and to understand how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide quantities that are measured in minutes.

If you want to add 35 minutes and 25 minutes together, you would perform the following calculation:

35 minutes + 25 minutes = 60 minutes

If you want to find the difference between 50 minutes and 15 minutes, you would perform the following calculation:

50 minutes - 15 minutes = 35 minutes

If you want to calculate 20 minutes multiplied by 3, you would perform the following calculation:

20 minutes * 3 = 60 minutes

If you want to divide 120 minutes by 4, you would perform the following calculation:

120 minutes / 4 = 30 minutes

Here are some key points to remember when studying the topic of minutes:

- 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds.
- Minutes can be converted to other units of time using conversion factors such as 1 hour = 60 minutes and 1 day = 24 hours.
- When performing calculations with minutes, remember to keep track of units and use the appropriate operations.
- Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing quantities measured in minutes to reinforce your understanding of the concept.

By mastering the concept of minutes, you'll be better equipped to work with time in various mathematical and real-world contexts.

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Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.

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Geometry and Measurement and Algebra: Describing three-dimensional shapes and analyzing their properties, including volume and surface area

Students relate two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional shapes and analyze properties of polyhedral solids, describing them by the number of edges, faces, or vertices as well as the types of faces. Students recognize volume as an attribute of three-dimensional space. They understand that they can quantify volume by finding the total number of same-sized units of volume that they need to fill the space without gaps or overlaps. They understand that a cube that is 1 unit on an edge is the standard unit for measuring volume. They select appropriate units, strategies, and tools for solving problems that involve estimating or measuring volume. They decompose three-dimensional shapes and find surface areas and volumes of prisms. As they work with surface area, they find and justify relationships among the formulas for the areas of different polygons. They measure necessary attributes of shapes to use area formulas to solve problems.