Telling Time to the Minute (3)

Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time (VCMMG141)

LO: To use a clock to tell the time to the minute.
Know:

  • the features of a clock
  • the small hand of the clock represents the hour
  • the large hand of the clock represents the minutes
  • the numbers on the face of the clock represents 5 minute intervals

Understand:

  • that a clock is used to tell the time.

Do:

  • I use a clock to tell the time to the minute

Clocks

We use a clock to help us identify the time of the day.

A clock has a couple of features:

  • A small hand

  • A large hand

  • Numbers around the outside

The small hand of the clock represents the hour of the time.

The large hand of the clock represents the minute of the time.

The numbers are used to represent the hours and the minutes.

Remember every hour has 60 minutes, so when you are looking for the minutes of an hour you have to use your counting skills to count by 5s.

When the minute hand is on the 1 it means there are 5 minutes, when the minute hand is on the 2 it means there are 10 minutes, when the minute hand is on the 3 it means there are 15 minutes and it keeps going until you hit the 12.

Teaching Ideas

Non-Linguistic Representations

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