Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Launch ITP Tell the time. Recap telling the time by moving the minute hand around clock at 5-minute intervals. Establish that there are 5 divisions between the numbers, each of which represents 1 minute. Count marks with children to tell time to the minute. Distinguish am and pm as morning and afternoon/evening.
-- Suggest start and finish times to the nearest minute for a day of given holiday camp activities.
-- Make and match analogue and digital times to personal activities.
Day 2 Teaching
Imagine school started 40 mins later. Find all the activity times, now 40 mins later, crossing the hour as necessary. Record times in both analogue and digital times, and work out time intervals.
-- Calculate the times of films that are showing late at a cinema.
-- Solve word problems that add various time intervals to go through the hour.
Day 3 Teaching
Show children that to calculate time intervals, we can use Frog to find the difference between times like finding a difference between 2 numbers on a number line. Model finding time intervals using Frog, crossing the hour, using both analogue and digital clocks.
Use the ‘Palindromic Time Intervals’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Create and challenge one another with time problems that add various time intervals to go through the hour.
-- Identify start times, finish times and the length of programmes and activities from TV guides and swimming timetables.