In this unit students will learn to look at analog and digital clocks and correctly say and write the time in the format “_____ o’clock,” using the notation _:_ on a digital clock. Students will understand that time is a way to break up a day into parts. Students will understand that daily schedules are broken up into hours. Students will understand that one hour is represented by the rotation of the minute hand around the clock. Students may not understand which hand is which, confusing the minute and hour hands.
Key Concepts:
 We can tell and write time to the hour using analog and digital clocks.
Prior Knowledge Needed:
 Calendar and days of the week
 The idea of a schedule, such as “Art class is from 9:00am  10:00am”
 An ordered schedule provides routine and a linear structure to each day
 Numbers 1  12
Units on the Horizon:
 Telling and Writing Time to the Half Hour (Grade 1, Unit 10)
 Finding Equal Shares of Shapes (Grade 1, Unit 17)
 Relating Skip Counting to Time (Grade 2, Unit 4)
Lessons

Lesson objective: Understand that clocks are tools that measure time and that the hour hand points directly at the number that represents the hour on the clock face. Students bring prior knowledge of time from scheduling and calendars. This prior knowle...

Lesson objective: Read and say time to the hour using analog clocks with the hour hand only. This lesson helps to build fluency with analog clocks set to the hour. Clocks with the hour hand only are used here because they help students see how time is o...

Lesson objective: Understand that a new hour begins when the minute hand points to the 12 on an analog clock. Students bring prior knowledge of telling time to the hour from working with analog clocks with the hour hand only. This prior knowledge is ext...

Lesson objective: Tell time to the hour using analog and digital clocks. This lesson helps to build students' procedural skills with telling time to the hour. Both analog and digital clocks are used here because students must flexibly convert between th...

Lesson objective: Solve problems by creating an order of events based on information from digital clocks, analog clocks, and a schedule. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of telling time to the h...