Practice telling time to the minute by reading analog and digital clocks with this competitive whole-class game.
⏰Telling Time to the Minute — Whole Class Game
This fun and competitive game will get students up and moving while practicing how to tell time to the minute.
To play, choose between the two styles of play: Read the Clock or Draw the Hands. For each style of play, the class will be split into two teams. Each team will send a student up to compete against each other. The goal is to answer the question the fastest and “knock” the other player out!
When playing “Read the Clock,” students will read the analog clock and write the correct digital time. When playing “Draw the Hands,” students will look at a digital clock and draw the corresponding hands on the analog clock.
The team with the most points at the end of a predetermined amount of time wins!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by using the activity as a guided review rather than a competitive game. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Create a Challenge
For students who need a bit more of a challenge, consider playing the game but with
adding time. Choose an amount of time that the students have to add to each clock.
💃 Mirror Game🕺
This activity works best with small groups because you’ll need enough dry-erase boards and markers for each student. Divide your class into 2 groups seated in 2 lines facing each other. Project a slide and give students a set time to record their answers on their board. On your cue, the students turn their boards around so their partner can see their answers. If both students in a pair have the correct answer, they get 2 points. If one has the correct answer, the team gets 1 point.
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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Colleen Burke, a teacher in New York and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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