Telling time on an analog clock can be tricky business for young learners. This guided lesson on time helps second graders improve their ability to tell time to the hour, half-hour and quarter hour. Targeted instruction and practical exercises give kids the practice they need to master this important skill. For even more practice opportunities, download and print the time worksheets that correspond to this lesson.
It's about time to learn about time! Your students will interact with a class made clock and roll the dice to 'make up' a time. But they better know their hour and minute hands apart to find success in this lesson!
Do you know what time it is? Challenge your students to use analog clocks to determine the time within the quarter hour! This fun resource specifically reviews telling time when the long hand hits the three, six, and nine spaces on a clock face.
Here are some hands-on materials designed to help students tell time to the quarter hour. With plenty of analog clocks to analyze and games to make learning how to tell time fun, you will have no problem teaching kids how to tell time to the quarter hour. And, it won’t hurt to review telling time to the hour too.
Time to the Quarter-Hour Resources
Students learn to tell time in increments. They are first taught how to recognize hours, before breaking that down into half-hours. The next step is to understand quarter-hours on both analog and digital clocks. These professionally-created practice worksheets and lesson plans concentrate on quarter-hour lessons that kids enjoy.
The worksheet Quarter Hour has students transpose analog to digital time. A similar assignment, Telling Time to the Quarter Hour, instructs students to fill in the correct time displayed on a clock illustration. The Time to Roll lesson plan is a straightforward exercise that includes multiple worksheets, guided practice, and independent working time. There is also an online game Set the Clock: Time to 15 Minutes that teaches kids to set the time on an analog clock. Children will grasp quarter-hour concepts quickly with the tools provided in the Learning Library.