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Gr. 1 Unit: Tell and Write time

Unit Overview

In this unit, students are introduced to the clock and telling time in intervals of hours and half-hours, using both the analog and digital clocks. Students will learn that there are 24 hours in a day and that the clock displays up to twelve hours at a time. Students will be able to identify the hour hand and the minute hand on the analog clock. They will also be able to match time displayed on the analog clock with the same time displayed on a digital clock.

Essential Questions:

  • What types of problems are solved with measurement?
  • What are tools of measurement for time and how are they used?
  • What is the purpose of standard units of measurement?
  • How do units within a system relate to each other?
  • When is an estimate more appropriate than an actual measurement?
  • What strategies help estimate measurements?
  • Why is it important to tell time?
  • What is measured when we are telling time?
  • What is the difference between length of time and time of day?
  • How do I determine the duration of time intervals in hours and minutes?
  • How do I make an estimate for a length of time for a determined event and know if the estimate is reasonable?
  • How do I determine how much time has passed between events?

A question is essential when it stimulates multi-layered inquiry, provokes deep thought and lively discussion, requires students to consider alternatives and justify their reasoning, encourges re-thinking of big ideas, makes meaningful connections with prior learning, and provides students with opportunities to apply problem-solving skills to authentic situations.

Unit Lesson

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CCSC Alignment: 1.MD.B.3

Students will tell and write time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks.

Available Model Lesson Seeds

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CCSC Alignnment: 1.MD.B.3

Students play a concentration game matching a digital clock on one card to an analog clock on another.

CCSC Alignnment: 1.MD.B.3

Students use picture cards to solve problems about time.

CCSC Alignnment: 1.MD.B.3

Students show different times on an analog clock to match the times in The Grouchy Ladybug.