In grade 1, students learned to tell and write time to the hour and half-hour. They related representations of time to the half-hour on analog clocks to circles partitioned into halves. In previous lessons, students partitioned shapes, including circles, into halves and quarters.
In this lesson, students connect their understanding of partitioning a circle into equal pieces to using the words “half past,” “quarter past,” and “quarter till” to tell time (MP2). Some students may already be familiar with telling time to the nearest 5-minute increments. If they read a clock as 4:15 rather than quarter past 4, ask if they can find another way to state the time using these phrases.
- Tell time from an analog clock using the words half past, quarter past, and quarter till.
- Let’s tell time with halves and quarters.
Materials to Gather
Materials to Copy
- Halves and Quarters Clock Sort
- Gather an analog clock (large wall clock or a Judy clock) or video of an analog clock that can be used to demonstrate the movement of the hour hand as the minute hand moves round the clock face in the activity synthesis. Video: https://vimeo.com/454805326
- Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
- How Are They the Same? (1–5), Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes (Addressing)
- Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes (Addressing)
- Which One? (K–5), Stage 3: Grade 2 Shapes (Addressing)
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