Posted On March 4, 2022
Title: Reading clocks to the nearest 5 minutes.
Time Frame: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Materials: Analog anchor chart, paper minute and hour hands, mini judy clocks, foam dice, expo markers, “Time bump”, “Tick Tock”, “Around the clock”, computers, magnets, and “Telling Time to the Nearest 5 Minutes”.
Objectives: Students will understand that… time should be read on an analog and digital clock.
Students will know… The location of the hour and minutes on each clock and skip count of minutes on the analog clock.
Students will be able to….Read both the analog and digital clock to the nearest 5 minutes using appropriate terminology.
Formative Assessment: Informal assessment during whole class practice and group work “Telling time to the nearest 5 minutes”.
Activities and Procedures
1. Introduction: Review the analog and digital clock, where hour and minute can be found on both, zones of hours on analog clock, skip count of minute hand on analog clock, and appropriate terminology (o’clock, half past, quarter ‘til, quarter after).
2. Whole group activity: Foam dice (2) display hours and minutes. Teacher rolls dice and writes time on the board, reading the time aloud with the correct terminology. Teacher models how to produce this on analog anchor chart. Teacher models another, purposefully making a mistake. Discuss what mistake was made and how to fix it. Rolls dice again, class works together to produce time on mini judy clocks. Rolls dice again, students individually produce time on mini judy clocks. Process is repeated multiple times.
3. Group activity: Groups are determined by mathematics capabilities. Groups change stations every 15 minutes.
- Time games
- Seat work “Telling Time to the Nearest 5 minutes” (attached below)
- Small groups Teach students “time bump” (attached below)
4. 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 continue practicing this skill next class as well.