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Help! 3rd Grade Lesson Plan for teaching Time

Apr 2, 2014 1:23pm

I need to create a lesson plan this evening concerning how to teach (reinforce) time. In particular, how to teach "five after" "ten to" "half past" etc...

I would like to incorporate use of a SmartBoard and dry erase boards for students. I am hoping to find some websites, videos, games and possibly worksheets to go with the lesson. I have not created a 3rd grade LP before so I am a bit overwhelmed. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    • Apr 3, 2014 6:00am

      i am a 6th grader and i say try buzz math and stay away from coolmath becuse it has no math

      • May 3, 2014 12:39pm

        I would brainstorm the language used for times after the hour (after, past) and times before the hour (before, to, of). Consider journal/note-taking about the terms. Then, teach it by using the class clock ( Start on the hour, then move along and talk and write ways to say the time. Model some, then do some together (students write on whiteboards). I would also consider making a sorting game with digital and/or analog clocks that match with phrases like "ten to seven". Have them work in partners to find all the matches. Consider an exit slip or a few written problems done independently as a formative check of your instruction.

        • May 6, 2014 6:24am

          I always teach telling time in relationship to the students and their birthdays. I tell them that the hour hand is their birth date. You stay 6 until your next birthday. The Hour stays at 2:00 for all 59 minutes until it is 3:00 and then the hour changes. As for Half past and Quarter After, the students need a firm understanding of the fractional part of an hour. Most third graders do not have this foundation. I would stick with 10 minutes after the hour, etc.