A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand and recognise the features of the digital clock; and differentiate between digital and analogue clocks.
In order to revise analogue time, display the 12 Hour Clock Template on the board. Make a variety of different times for the students to read.
Use the Time tools – 12 hour to the half hour: practice time on the ABC Splash website to explain how digital clocks work. Explain that, when it is an o’clock time, the digital clock will show the number the hour hand is pointing to, and then 00. Show different o’clock numbers on the tool. Explain that, when it is half past the hour, the last number on the digital clock is always 30. Again, show this on the tool to get students used to the digital clock.
Cut up the Time Dominoes – Half, Quarter and Hour Intervals so that they are flashcards rather than dominoes (with the quarter times removed). Give one card to each student. Ask all the students with a digital clock to move to one side of the classroom. Then, ask the students with analogue clocks to stand on the other side of the classroom. Explain that the aim is to match up the clocks.
Pick a student to move to the middle of the room. Ask them to say what time they have and whether it is a digital or an analogue clock. The student that has the matching time then joins that student to make a match.
Write twelve different o’clock and half past times on the board in words. Provide the students with a copy of the Blank Digital and Analogue Clock Worksheet. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet.