Telling Time: Two Ways to Read
the Time
 Vocabulary
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 Objectives
 To reinforce telling time in five minute
intervals.
 To teach reading time before the hour.

 Discussion:
 Discuss the two different ways of reading
time. e.g. 2:40 and 20 minutes to 3
 Why is it important to have schedules? What
are some of the schedules that children keep?

Activities:
 1. Prepare sets of 15 matching game cards.
On one card draw a clock and write the time in standard notation.
On the matching card write the time as "__ minutes to ___" Score
one point for each correct response. The team with the most points
wins. Game
Cards
2. Display the time on a large clock. Divide
the class into teams. Each member must read the time on the clock in
two ways: in standard notation and as "__ minutes to __" Score one
point for each correct response. The team with the most points wins.
Quiz
3. Play Time Dominoes. Across 3 by 5 index
cards, draw a line to resemble a domino. Using clock faces, time in
standard notation, and time as "_minutes to __" fill in each half of
the domino. Place all of the dominoes in a pile face down. Students,
in turn, play Time Dominoes. The first student to play all of his/her
dominoes wins.
Telling Time
Quiz