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Estimate time by using the hour hand

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/C/7
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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Big Ideas: Time is measurable and we use different units to measure time. The increments between numbers on a clock represent the passing of hours or minutes depending on the hand viewed. This lesson encourages students to think about the relationship between hours and minutes and the relative position of the clock hands on an analog clock. In first grade, students learn to tell time to the hour and half hour. Students become familiar with the clock hands working simultaneously to show hours and minutes. In this lesson, students focus on just the hour hand which will reinforce the position of the hour hand as an indicator of a given time. Vocabulary: hour hand, analog clock Special Materials: commercial clocks (optional)