Telling Time: Two Ways to Read the Time
Vocabulary
minutes to

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