# Lesson Plan: Hockey (Math - Grade 1)

Subject:  Math

Lesson Objective: To tell time to the hour and half-hour

Common Core StandardCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.B.3- Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

Materials:

Starter:

Say:

• Why do you think we need to be able to tell time?  (Allow the students to answer.)

Main:

Say:

• Being able to tell time is important because we need to know when to do certain things.
• When we are in school, we need to know what time it is so that we can get to specials, lunch and recess on time.  We also need to know what time it is so that we know when to go home!
• If we were not able to tell time, we would not know when we should be doing different activities and we would be late.
• There are two different types of clocks that we can tell time on, digital and analog.  Digital clocks show us the numbers.  Analog clocks use hour and minute hands and we need to figure out what time it is.
• Which hand on a clock is the hour hand?  (Allow students to answer.)
• The shorter hand on the clock is the hour hand.  That means that the longer hand is the minute hand.
• When reading an analog clock, you first look at the hour hand to see what number it is pointing toward.  You then look at the minute hand.
• When the minute hand is pointing toward the 12 at the top, there are no minutes.  If the hour hand was pointing to the 3 and the minute hand was pointing to the 12, it would be 3 o’clock.  (Drawing this on the board would be very helpful)
• When the minute hand is pointing toward the 6 at the bottom, there are 30 minutes.  If the hour hand was pointing to the 3 and the minute hand was pointing to the 6, it would be 3:30.  (Drawing this on the board would be very helpful)
• Today, you are going to be telling time.
• You will look at the clock and then write down what time it says.
• Does anyone have any questions?

Feedback:

Say:

• Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.