This Mathematics unit addresses telling time to the minute, the relationship between units of time, converting between units of time, and using ‘am’ and ‘pm’ notation to solve simple time problems.
It consists of 8 lessons with each lesson lasting approximately 60 minutes.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
This unit plan includes the following resources:
- It’s About Time Mathematics PowerPoint
- Telling the Time Poster
- 12-Hour Clock Template
- Time Dominoes – Half, Quarter, and Hour Intervals
- Telling Time to the Minute – Worksheet
- A Moment in Time – Time Conversion PowerPoint
- Converting Time Word Problems Worksheet
- Time Unit Conversions – Task Cards
- Time Math Investigation – The Sands of Time
- Time After Time Mathematics PowerPoint
- The Test of Time Worksheet
- To understand how to tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time.
- To understand the differences between analog and digital time displays.
- To tell the time using analog and digital time displays.
- To refine and consolidate knowledge of time conversions.
- To explore units of time and how to convert between them.
- To apply knowledge and understanding of time to a real-world context.
- To understand am and pm notation and calculate elapsed time.
Preparing for Learning
Prior to starting the unit, develop a Time display in the classroom. Display posters, word wall vocabulary, and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of additional teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Time Resources on the Teach Starter website.
Some of the resources that accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before beginning the unit.