Lesson Plan

Time to the Nearest Minute

Teach your students a vital life skill with this lesson on telling time to the nearest minute! Students will be hands on changing the times on their own clocks and get plenty of practice reading times both with the class and individually.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to tell and write time to the nearest minute on an analog clock.


(5 minutes)
Telling Time to the Nearest Minute
  • Divide students into pairs.
  • Tell students that you want them to think of reasons why telling time is important.
  • Have students take turns writing down their reasons.
  • After about three minutes, ask students to choose their top three reasons.
  • Have students share their top reasons with the class.