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Lesson Plan: Hockey (Math - Grade 2)

Subject:  Math

Grade: 2

Lesson Objective: To solve word problems involving time

Common Core StandardCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.C.7- Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.




  • Why is it important to be able to tell time?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • It is important to be able to tell time so that you know when you are supposed to be doing things.  If you have a doctor’s appointment at 10:00, but you can’t tell time, you will not know when to leave your house to get there.
  • Time is very important for people who are playing sports.  There is a time limit and when there is no more time left on the clock, the game is over. 
  • Hockey is a game that has three periods.  Each period is 20 minutes.  When the 20 minutes are over, the hockey players stop playing and take a break. 
  • The players must know how much time is left so that they know what type of plays to run.  For example, if there are only 10 seconds left on the clock, they would not start passing the puck all over the ice.  They would try to get the puck down near the goal and shoot.
  • Now, you are going to be solving word problems.  All of the word problems are about time.  Think about what you know about time to help you solve the problems.  When you are done, we will go over all of the answers.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • 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.

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