Understanding Time – Year 3 and Year 4 Unit Plan

Understanding Time – Year 3 and Year 4 Unit Plan

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This numeracy unit addresses telling time to the minute, the relationship between units of time, converting between units of time and using ‘am’ and ‘pm’ notation to solve simple time problems.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

It's About Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how to tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Times Like These

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the differences between analogue and digital time displays.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Remember the Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will tell the time using analogue and digital time displays.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Do You Have the Time?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will refine and consolidate their knowledge of time conversions.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

A Moment in Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore units of time and how to convert between them.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

This is the Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will refine and consolidate their knowledge of time conversions.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

The Sands of Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply their knowledge and understanding of time to a real-world context.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Time After Time

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand am and pm notation and calculate elapsed time.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

One More Time Around the World

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of time zones around the world to complete a classroom time zones display.

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Lesson 10 (Assessment) 60 minutes

The Test of Time

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A 60 minute assessment in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of time.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

Mathematics > Year 3 > Measurement and Geometry > Using units of measurement > ACMMG062
Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of timeElaborationsrecognising there are 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creativ...

Mathematics > Year 4 > Measurement and Geometry > Using units of measurement > ACMMG085
Convert between units of timeElaborationsidentifying and using the correct operation for converting units of time (Skills: Numeracy)(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )...

Mathematics > Year 4 > Measurement and Geometry > Using units of measurement > ACMMG086
Use ‘am’ and ‘pm’ notation and solve simple time problemsElaborationscalculating the time spent at school during a normal school day (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinki...


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