Teaching students to read the analog clock and digital clock can be a challenge, but it’s definitely one of the most loved math lessons for my students in the past. Their whole lives have revolved around others time. All day they hear, “in a few minutes”, “not right now”, “bedtime is 8:00”, etc. Now is their time to learn how to actually tell time and begin to understand what adults are saying when they say these things.
Here are 3 of my favorite resources to use when teaching and reviewing telling time:
Telling Time Color By Code
I have yet to find a student who doesn’t enjoy a good color by code. With this color by code set, students are reading the analog clock and digital clock to fill in the picture. They are practicing reading time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and to the five minutes. This set works well for first and second grade students.
Time Independent Math Games
I love using independent math games as early finishers. The reason why is that in order to play, a student doesn’t have to wait for someone else to finish what they’re working on. This set includes 35 games for students to practice telling time to the hour, half hour, and to the five minutes. They are completely no prep, which means you could even leave these for a sub! They’re engaging and super easy to use.
Teaching Telling Time with Color By Code and Game Freebie
Who doesn’t love playing games and doing a color by code? You can try a free sample right here to make teaching telling time fun and easy!
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