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Measuring and Converting Time – Teaching Presentation

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint | 14 pages | Years: 3 - 4

Learn how to measure and convert time with this 14-slide teaching presentation.

⏰ It’s TIME to Practice Measurement Conversions!

As students progress through primary school, they learn a variety of concepts related to time. Students first learn about the parts of a clock, how to tell time, calculate elapsed time, and so on. Once your students enter Year 4, they are ready for a new skill, time conversions. 

Some students may ask, ‘How do you convert time?’. In practice, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. You will be teaching your students when to use multiplication to convert time and when to use division. Additionally, the number you multiply or divide will depend on which unit of time you are working with.

If you are thinking that your students need to practise this skill, then worry no more! Teach Starter has a teaching presentation to help your students with these skills.

With this instructional slide deck, students will cover topics such as:

  • largest and smallest units of time
  • units of time used during the day
  • units of time used over a year
  • conversions between units of time.

Through this activity, students will show they can convert measurements of time from a smaller unit to a larger unit or a larger unit to a smaller unit.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this instructional slide deck which focuses on measuring and converting time to enhance learning through guided maths groups, whole class lessons or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by breaking down the types of conversions presented within the teaching presentation. Students may need extra practice converting seconds to minutes first and then may be ready to convert minutes into hours.

Try using concrete representations of seconds (one block representing ten seconds) and have students group them in lots of six to represent minutes.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to write their own conversion problems, trade with a classmate and solve them.

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