Develop your students’ ability to tell and write time using an analog or digital clock, in hours, half-hours, and to the
nearest five minutes in this visually engaging and interactive Time Lesson Plan. With hands-on demonstration, students apply their understanding and employ critical thinking skills in the building of a clock display and ordering the displays from earliest to latest.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:
- Display an analog clock and a digital clock. Ask students: What is the difference between the two clocks? What is the same between the two clocks?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Some answers may refer to the physical design. Allow for all answers. Lead the discussion to both clocks showing the minutes and hours.
- Distribute the Time content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use additional examples to enhance student understanding.
- Distribute the Activity pages to every student. Distribute the scissors, glue/paste and construction paper.
- Review the instructions. Tell students to cut apart all of the hands, glue them on the clock faces, and then cut apart the clock faces. (Remind students the small hands point to the hour.)
- You may choose to do the first clock with the students to insure understanding.
- Tell students to place the times in order from earliest to latest beginning with 12:00.
- Once students have completed the work, check and review. Allow students to share completed work.
- Distribute the Practice page. Check and review with the students.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ work. The answers will vary except for the beginning and end times of school.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.7
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.
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