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, expo markers, “Time bump”, “Tick Tock”, “Around the clock”, computers, magnets, powerpoint with clocks and AM / PM images, “Telling time Pearson review”, and white boards.
Objectives: Students will understand that… time should be read on an analog and digital clock.
Students will know… Time is repeated twice a day, referred to as AM and PM.
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 and “Telling time Pearson review”
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, and skip count of minute hand on analog clock. Review appropriate terminology (o’clock, half past, quarter ‘til, quarter after).
2. Whole group content: Introduce the concept of time showing twice a day. Introduce “AM and PM”. Ask students questions and have them distinguish if it is AM or PM: “If it is 6:15 and you are sitting down for dinner, is that AM or PM?”. Ask a few students for examples of things that happen during the AM and PM.
3. Whole group activity: Photos are displayed on the projector of analog clocks and images. Students are challenged to write the time with AM or PM using context clues. (Ie. The clock displays the time 4:00 and shows someone sleeping. Answer = 4:00 a.m.). Short discussion takes place after each question.
4. Group activity: Groups are determined by mathematics capabilities. Groups change stations every 15 minutes.
- Time games (Tick Tock, Around the Clock, or Time Bump)
- Seat work “Telling Time Pearson Review” (attached below)
- Small groups – working to read and produce time
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 continue practicing this skill next class as well.