Learning how to tell time to the nearest 5 and differentiate between a.m. and p.m. is a second grade, Common Core skill: 2.MD.7. Below we show two videos that demonstrate this standard. Then, we provide a breakdown of the specific steps in the videos to help you teach your class.
Your students will have learned how to measure objects through non-standard units, like using paperclips to measure a pencil (1.MD.1). They should also be able to compare objects using terms like longer, shorter, longest, and shortest (1.MD.2).
In the future, understanding how to measure objects with a ruler will help your students expand on and apply the concept elsewhere. Students will be able to make a line plot, measure objects, and place those measurements on the plot (2.MD.9). Your students will also be able to use rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch (3.MD.3) and apply “linear measurement to measure perimeter and area” (3.MD.5- 8).
Common Core Standard: 2.MD.7 - Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
Students who understand this principle can:
2 Videos to Help You Teach Common Core Standard: 2.MD.7
Below we provide and breakdown two videos to help you teach your students this standard.
Video 1: How to Tell Time to the Nearest 5
The starts by explaining that to tell time on an analog clock, one needs to know where the hour hand and the minute hand point.
The video then has students identify which hour the hand points at:
Then the video discusses the minute hand.
The video then has students practice skip counting:
Next, the video combines the hour and the minute hand, showing students how to read both together.
The video then discusses digital clocks, which are much easier to read.
Video 2: Reading Time and Determining AM and PM
The video begins by reviewing how to tell time, using a digital and analog clock.
Boddle then offers some practice problems for students to match times to the correct digital clock.
Next, Boddle reviews how to tell time using an analog clock.
Boddle then offers practice problems for students to match the correct time to the analog clock. Boddle explains her reasoning based on the positions of the hour and minute hands.
After, Boddle discusses how to distinguish between AM and PM. A whole day is 24 hours, but the clock only goes till 12. After 12, it returns to 1. Meaning that 1 day equals 2 clock rotations.
8:00 can be in the morning or in the evening, so how can we differentiate? This is where AM and PM come in.
Boddle then provides examples for students to check their understanding.
Boddle then congratulates the students on a job well done!
Want more practice?
Give your students additional standards-aligned practice with Boddle Learning. Boddle includes questions related to Comparing and Measuring Lengths plus rewarding coins and games for your students to keep them engaged. Click here to sign up for Boddle Learning and create your first assignment today.