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Math Games
With Jane and Joanne

What Time Is It,
Mr. Wolf?

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LEVELS

Grades 1 - 2

SKILLS

  • telling time to the hour
  • addition

PLAYERS

  • 2 or more

EQUIPMENT

GETTING STARTED

Each player draws a clock with the minute hand drawn in pointing to the 12 (the position it would be in if the time was exactly 3:00, 6:00, or 12:00). Or provide students with this reproducible page of blank clock faces.

Player 1 rolls the dice and adds them together. The number on the dice becomes the time that the player must fill in on her clock.

Example
If the player rolls a 3 and a 5, the total on the dice is 8; so the player draws 8:00 on the clock.
Players take turns rolling and filling in times on their own clock. When all the times are drawn in except for 1:00, players switch to throwing one die to try to roll a 1. The first player to complete their clock is the winner.

VARIATION

The minute hand can be drawn to quarter past the hour, half past the hour, or any other time.

Joanne Currah and Jane Felling have created two best-selling math game books -- Shuffling Into Math (for teachers of grades K-3) and All Hands on Deck (grades 1-9). Each book includes simple instructions for more than 100 math games that help children discover math concepts and reinforce math skills. Education World is pleased to present a selection of those activities in this series.

Click to learn more about these books and other exciting products and service from Joanne and Jane's Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks.

More About Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Joanne Currah and Jane Felling created their company, BOX CARS & ONE-EYED JACKS, for the sole purpose of making math fun -- not threatening or frustrating -- for children. Joanne and Jane spend many days each year on the road as they train teachers to make math fun for kids and run Family Math Nights at schools. To learn more about the authors, their books, and the services they provide, visit them at www.boxcarsandoneeyedjacks.com or email them at boxcars@planet.eon.net.

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