BINGO, game, clock, time, telling time, digital, analog, minutes, seconds, hours, measurement
This lesson provides a simple and fun way to reinforce students' telling-time skills. It can be used to reinforce those skills as you develop them in sequence, as a mastery activity for students who have been taught time-telling skills, or as an occasional reinforcement activity to ensure that students retain the skills they have learned.
Provide each student with a blank copy of the Telling Time BINGO card. Provide a list of 25 to 30 times written in digital format (hh:mm, for example 10:00 or 6:45). You might write those times on a board or chart. Students select at random times on the list, and then write a different time in each square on the Telling Time BINGO card.
On a large board clock (Use a transparency of a clock face if you do not have a classroom board clock), adjust the hands so they show one of the times on the chart. Student who have written that time on their Telling Time BINGO cards, cross it off or place a chip or a scrap of paper on top of the time. The first student to cover five times in a row calls out BINGO! and wins the game. The winner might lead the next round of the game. (Note: Keep a running list of the times you have shown; and then check the winning student's card to be certain all the times covered were among the times you showed on the clock.)
Students will correctly mark their BINGO cards.
Lesson Plan Source
National StandardsMATHEMATICS: Measurement
GRADES Pre-K - 2
NM-MEA.PK-2.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.PK-2.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-MEA.3-5.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.3-5.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
GRADES 6 - 8
NM-MEA.6-8.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.6-8.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
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Originally published 05/09/2003
Last updated 05/28/2007