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4. Practice telling time to the half hour on digital and analog clocks (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/1/MD/B/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
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Lesson objective: Interpret time to the half hour as represented on analog and digital clocks.

This lesson helps to build the procedural skills of telling time on clocks by having students look at multiple clock formats. Analog and digital clocks are used here because half hours are represented differently on these two kinds of clocks. This work develops students' understanding that multiple representations of the same time are equivalent.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (attend to precision) as they read both analog and digital clocks accurately.

Key vocabulary:

  • Digital clock
  • Analog clock
  • Hour hand
  • Minute hand
  • Colon
  • Half hour
  • Half past

Special materials needed:

  • Digilog cards (decks of cards with either an analog or digital clock displayed on each card)
  • Small manipulative clocks
  • Blank digital clocks (could be small whiteboards with a colon in the middle or worksheets with blank clocks)
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