Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Show the ITP Tell the Time. Click to show 9 o’clock. Click round to show the 5 minutes past to half past 9. Then discuss how these times match to digital clock times. Show the 5 minute intervals through to 10 o’clock.
-- Read, write and make times to 5 minutes past the hour on analogue and digital clocks, including those with Roman numerals.
Day 2 Teaching
Launch the ITP Tell the Time and set the clock to 5 o’clock. Work out what the clock would look like in increments of 15 minutes, ask children to write down the time in digital format. Give out small analogue clocks and ask children to match o’clock, quarter past and quarter to digital times.
-- Read, make and write times to the next hour, to 5 minutes, on analogue and digital clocks.
-- Find the time 15 minutes later and show it on analogue and digital clocks.
Day 3 Teaching
Launch a clock on the web (see address). Press the times button and children write matching digital times. Introduce am and pm and discuss how it is hard to tell if it is am or pm on an analogue clock.
Use the ‘Dodgy digital clock’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Order times in different formats, including am and pm.
-- Make and write times on analogue clocks and in digital format.