A 60 minute lesson in which students will refine and consolidate their knowledge of time conversions.
Divide students into standing discussion groups of 3 or more. Write the words ‘analog’, ‘digital’, and ‘convert’ on the board. Have the students discuss the terms and rotate through the groups monitoring conversations. Direct the discussions to ensure the groups have discussed:
how to read and draw an analog clock display
how to read and write a digital clock display
how to convert between analog and digital time formats.
Draw some time conversion examples on the board and scaffold how to complete each conversion. Ensure that the students are able to:
convert the times and write or draw the clock displays accordingly
check their answers and make corrections where necessary.
Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet.
Once the worksheet has been completed, allow the students to check their work with a peer. Encourage discussion when answers are not consistent. Provide the answers when the students are ready and allow them to self-correct their work.
Encourage more capable students to work with a less confident peer when marking and checking the answers.
Allow less confident students to work with a more capable peer when marking and checking the answers.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities