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Telling Time to the Minute – Memory Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 8 pages | Grades: 2 - 3

Practice telling time to the minute with this set of 30 match-up cards.

⏱️Telling Time to the Minute – Memory Game 

Have fun practicing telling time as you play Memory! For this math game, students will match corresponding analog and digital clock cards, identifying the time to the nearest minute. There are 30 cards that create 15 matches.

To play, cut out the cards and place them face down in a grid pattern. Partners will take turns flipping over two cares at a time. The goal is to match the time of an analog clock with a matching time on a digital clock. If the cards do not match, place them back facedown in the same spot. Use your memory and time-telling skills to find as many matches as possible!

Through this activity, students will show that they can tell time to the nearest minute.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your time lessons. 

In addition to independent practice, use this telling time game to enhance learning through guided math groups or partner practice. 

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 allowing students to leave cards face up during the game. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For fast finishers, encourage students to pick two clocks and find the elapsed time.

🏃 Relay Race

Divide students into two team lines and show a flashcard to the students at the front of each line. The student that produces a correct the correct time first, wins the flashcard. The team with the most flashcards at the end of the game wins!

🔔 Bell Ringer Activity

Project a card for your students to see as soon as they enter the classroom. On a piece of paper or in their notebooks, have students write down the correct time or draw a corresponding clock. Collect the papers or discuss the answers as a group.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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