Teacher Mama: Creating a Digital Clock for Teaching Time

Creating a Digital Clock for Teaching Time

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Recently we created analog clocks in our classroom.  My students enjoyed creating a clock from scratch and using it to practice telling time. This week, we created digital clocks to help us read a digital clock and to practice creating digital time. The clocks inspired great conversations about am and pm as well as about using a 12 hour versus a 24 hour clock. Here is how we made them.

Materials

templates

scissors

tape or glue

How to Make the Clock

Print the templates on card stock or similar paper.

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Cut out the clock and cut or score along the white dotted lines.

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Cut the number template into 4 strips. Thread the first strip through the first set of white dotted lines, the second through the second etc.  Tape together behind the clock.

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Once the strips are secured in place the clock is complete and ready to be used.

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Here are a few ways to use the digital clock:

Have students practice creating and telling time on the digital clock by sliding the number strips.

Say a time and have students create it on their clocks.

 Show an analog time and have students create it on their digital clocks.

 Talk about the passage of time.

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These templates are available at the following link:

Creating a Digital Clock from Boy Mama Teacher Mama

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