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Compare time on an analog clock and a digital clock with a activity that prompts third graders to write the given times into both clocks. An example at the top of the page demonstrates how to write the time for both clocks. A great homework assignment after your time lesson!
There's a party going on! Learners examine an image of a birthday party and answer 10 analysis questions. They employ a variety of math skills including telling time, days of the week, division, subtraction, multiplication, addition, shapes, and evens/odds. Although these concepts are at play, learners don't necessarily need to understand the more complex ones. Questions are worded such that they can solve them without understanding the mathematical operation. An example of division is, "How many cupcakes can each person have?". This is a fun way to practice a wide array of skills in a real-world scenario.
Students explore how to tell time to the nearest half hour and distinguish between the morning, afternoon, and evening. They practice telling time to the hour. Students discuss the various parts of the clock and how many minutes are in an hour. They create a clock and practice setting the clock to given times.
Third graders make a clock by using paper plates and scraps of construction paper. They practice counting by 1's and 5's to thirty minutes past the number; writing the numbers by 5's to 30. They then practice as a class setting their clocks to different times that are half past the hour.
Fifth graders explore telling time using analog and digital clocks. They identify AM and PM. Students find elapsed time. They discuss the number of seconds in a minute, the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day. Students practice telling time and finding elapsed time.
Students study telling time to minutes and hours. In this telling time lesson, students watch the teacher complete an example of telling how many minutes are in 120 minutes and how many hours are in 150 minutes. They answer 10 questions telling how many hours are in the designated number of minutes, and 10 questions telling how many minutes are in the given hourly amounts.