Understanding Time – Year 3 and Year 4 Unit Plan

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10 x lessons | Suitable for years: 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.

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  • AC9M3M03

    Recognise and use the relationship between formal units of time including days, hours, minutes and seconds to estimate and compare the duration of events

  • AC9M3M04

    Describe the relationship between the hours and minutes on analog and digital clocks, and read the time to the nearest minute

  • AC9M4M03

    Solve problems involving the duration of time including situations involving “am” and “pm” and conversions between units of time

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  • Renee Atkinson

    One of the best unit of work I have found. I cover many year levels and abilities in special education years 7-10 and I can use this for all their levels. Thanks so much.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      You're most welcome, Renee!

  • Cilla Fitzgerald

    good animation on the PPTs.

    • Kristian

      Hi Cilla, Thanks for this. It was something I needed to show visually and worked hard to make it work in a PPT. I appreciate your appreciating it :)