Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Time to the Half Hour - Section 1: To Begin


 What I noticed!  

Students were missing several skills that were needed in order to be successful in learning how to tell time to the half hour.   Students should already have basic knowledge of skip counting by fives, and understand the purpose of both digital and analog clocks, as well as,  what a clock is used for. 



Use this quick assessment to see if students know that there are two types of clocks.


1)    Have students look up the words “analog clock” and “digital clock” in a dictionary.

(Analog clock: a clock that represents time by the position of hands on a dial.)

(Digital clock: a clock that displays the time in numerical digits rather than by hands on a dial.)

Note students who do not understand the difference between the two types of clocks. (This would be good time to re-teach these skills before the lesson begin.)  Right hand click on link below and click new tab to watch video. The video is a fun engaging way to help students understand the key concepts of telling time to the half hour.  The video allows students to see prior skills being used to tell time. 

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Time to the Half Hour

Unit 2: Talking About Time!
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

Big Idea: SWAT tell and write time to the half hour,

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Math, explain, analog and digital clock time (a.m. and p.m.), EXPLORE, skip counting
  75 minutes
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