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In this lesson, students match units of time with corresponding activities





Title – Time Notecards
By – Katlynn Neal
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 1st

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to differentiate units of time.
  2. Students will be able to match units of time with corresponding activities.


  • pink and green notecards
  • notecard display board

Pre-Activity Preparation:

  • Obtain notecards and write activities on the green notecards and corresponding units of time on the pink.


  • Students will be asked to sit on the carpet in front of the notecard display board.

Establishing Set/Motivation/Introduction:

  • Ask students about some of their daily activities and the amount of time those activities take.

Learning Experiences/Presentation/Procedure:

  1. Place first activity card on board. ( How long does it take to brush your teeth? )
  2. Read all time unit cards to students ( minutes, seconds, hours, days, months, years ) and ask them to choose the correct unit of time for the activity.
  3. Place correct answer ( minutes ) under the question on notecard display board.
  4. Place new activity card on board ( wash hands ) and ask for response ( seconds ).
  5. Place new activity card on board ( full night of sleep ) and ask for response ( hours ).
  6. Place new activity card on board ( drive to California ) and ask for response ( days ).
  7. Place new activity card on board ( grow an inch ) and ask for response ( months ).
  8. Place new activity card on board ( turn 16 ) and ask for response ( years ).
  9. Ask for any other suggestions of things that take: seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years.
  10. Release children to their desks for follow-up questions.


      Ask students:
  1. How many seconds should you wash your hands?
  2. How many minutes should you brush your teeth?
  3. How many hours they need for a full nights sleep.

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