Reflection: Checks for Understanding It Is About TIme - Section 2: Teaching the Lesson


As students hold up the practice clocks I am looking for any students who are still reversing the hands on the clock. I am watching to see if students have the concept that the hour hand will be between numbers most of the hour. I also watch to see if students can accurately set the time on their clock.

I keep notes on a clipboard because I am completing an ongoing assessment as students show their clocks. I do know that some students may watch a friend, but as this is an informal assessment, it is not my only way to measure understanding so I do not worry if students help one another in this activity. 

Common Core standards expect students to be able to tell time to the five minute interval by the end of the year, so if students are showing a beginning understanding of reading the five minute interval, I am confident that students are where they should be for this time of year. By the end of the year, I would worry if students were still reversing hands or unable to set the clock most of the time.

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It Is About TIme

Unit 6: Everything in Its Place
Lesson 4 of 14

Objective: SWBAT tell time to the 5 minute interval.

Big Idea: Students worked on telling time to the hour and half hour earlier in the year. Now they will apply their understanding of counting by 5s to telling time to the five minute interval.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Money, telling time, counting
  45 minutes
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