Why I Teach Time to the Minute First

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Why I Teach Time to the Minute First

This sounds loopy however stick with me for a minute ; )

It works like this:

*Explain or evaluate that the brief hand factors to the hour.

*Point out all of the little tick marks round the clock.  Count all of them collectively to set up that there are sixty.  Explain that the lengthy hand reveals how a lot of these little tick mark minutes have passed by in the hour.

*Practice studying a number of clocks collectively by discovering the hour after which counting the tick marks one-by-one to decide the minutes.

*After studying a number of clocks on this approach say, “Phew, this is taking forever to read the minutes.  I wonder if there might be a short cut.”  Some college students might already know the trick of counting minutes by 5 and one in all them can share with the group.  If nobody thinks of skip counting by fives, give them a touch: depend, “one, two, three, four, FIVE” (pointing to the massive #1), “six, seven, eight, nine, TEN” (pointing to the massive quantity 2) and so forth.

*Now read a number of clocks with the class utilizing the depend by fives method.

*In a future lesson or evaluate, begin counting the minutes one-by-one after which say, “Oh wait, we have a more efficient way to do this.  Who remembers how?”

Later, if a scholar doesn’t keep in mind the counting by fives methodology, they’ll nonetheless all the time depend round one minute at a time.  Chances are, after they’re a couple of minutes in, they’ll keep in mind the trick and use it.

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Why I Teach Time to the Minute First

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Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former instructor with eight years of expertise in the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade academics.

Author: Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun is a former instructor with eight years of expertise in the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade academics.