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Telling Time Activity 
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IntroductionThis lesson helps students visualize the imaginary numbers by which minutes are read on a clock. The blue hour hand extends to the blue numbers 112. The red minute hand extends to the red numbers, which count to 55 by fives. Start by asking students which numbers, red or blue, are like the numbers on a real clock (blue). Follow by making sure they understand the reason that their clock will have additional numbers in red. 