 Understanding Time – Year 3 and Year 4 Unit Plan

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9 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 3 - 4

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

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

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

A 60 minute lesson in which students will tell the time using analogue and digital time displays. Do You Have the Time?

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

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

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

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

A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand am and pm notation and calculate elapsed time. One More Time Around the World

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. The Test of Time

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

NSW Curriculum alignment

• MA2-13MG

Time - reads and records time in one-minute intervals and converts between hours, minutes and seconds

Victorian Curriculum alignment

• VCMMG141

Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time

• VCMMG167

Convert between units of time

• VCMMG168

Use am and pm notation and solve simple time problems

Australian Curriculum alignment

• ACMMG062

Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time

• ACMMG085

Convert between units of time

• ACMMG086

Use 'am' and 'pm' notation and solve simple time problems