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Telling Time Activity

telling time activity


  • Markers (1 box per student)

  • Crayons (1 box per student)

  • Starter sheets, page 90 (1 per student)

  • Rulers (1 per student)

  • Clock hand sheets, page 91 (1 per student)

  • Scissors (1 per student)

  • Brass tacks (for the teacher)

  • The completed project prepared by the teacher before the lesson


This lesson helps students visualize the imaginary numbers by which minutes are read on a clock. The blue hour hand extends to the blue numbers 1-12. 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.

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