How far around the clock does the minute hand travel to make the time ‘a quarter past’ the hour?
Using the hula hoop analog clock on the board, add in only the 12, 3, 6 and 9. Revise times involving o’clock, a quarter past, half past and a quarter to.
Using the clock, explain to the students that whenever the minute hand has passed the 6, it is no longer minutes past the hour; it is minutes until the next hour. Display and discuss examples of this on the hula hoop clock.
Write twelve times up on the board (o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past times). Provide the students with a copy of the Blank Digital and Analog Clock Worksheet. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet.
Ask the students to show different o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past times using their own analog clocks made earlier in the unit.
Give more capable students times involving five minute intervals to show on their worksheets.
Give less confident students a list of o'clock and half past times to make on their analog clocks.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities