Posted On March 4, 2022
Title: Time to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter til, and quarter after.
Time Frame: 1 hour 15 minutes
Materials: Analog chart paper, white boards and expo markers, binder sheets, magnets, paper minute and hour hands, mini judy clocks, paper clips, “Tick Tock” worksheet, and dice.
Objectives: Students will understand that… time is to be read on an analog and digital clock.
Students will know… where the hour and minute locations are for both the analog and digital clock.
Students will be able to….tell time and write time using analog and digital clocks to the hour, quarter after, half hour, and quarter til.
Formative Assessment: Informal observation of whole group practice and partner work
Activities and Procedure
1. Introduction: Review the analog and digital clock and where hour and minute can be found on both, zones of hours on analog clock, and where o’clock and thirty are on the analog clock.
2. Whole group content: Explain we will be focusing on :00, :15, :30, and :45. Ask students where this can be found on the clock (:15 and :45). Label the anchor chart with this information (ie. :15 to the right of the 3, :45 to the left of the 9). Have students label their individual analog clock sheets with you.
3. Whole group practice: Teacher models how to read the analog clock for each (:00, :15, :30, :45) and writes time on the board. Class works together to read the analog clock for each and the teacher writes time on the board. Teacher moves the minute and hour hand using magnets. Students then practice reading clocks and writing their answers on their white boards. Teacher models how to find the time for each question after answers are displayed. Teacher gives students mini judy clocks and explains they are tools, not toys. Teacher provides a time and students display the time on their mini clocks. Teacher models the correct answer on an analog anchor chart after ample wait time is provided.
4. Partner activity: Students play “tick tock”. Students roll dice to determine the hour and spin the spinner to determine the minutes. They find the analog clock with the matching time and mark it. First to get 5 in a row win. Put sheet in binder sleeve and mark with expo so the sheets can be reused.
5. Conclusion: Students are asked what was challenging and what was easy. Review of digital and analog clocks takes place. Remaining questions are addressed. Students are told they will learn how to read clocks to the nearest 5 minutes next class.