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This 5-minute interval time-telling lesson utilizes “Clocks and More”


Language Arts, Math  


1, 2, 3  

Title – Telling Time By Five
By – Laura Campora
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts, Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 1-3


    Students should be able to tell time by five-minute intervals


    NYS 2.M.9 – Tell time to the half hour and five minutes using both digital and analog clocks.


  • Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins
  • Class set of Judy clocks
  • Internet access

Anticipatory Set:


Clocks and More Clocks

    by Pat Hutchins. Discuss different types of clocks and why it is important to know how to tell time.

Guided Practice:

    The teacher shows various times on a Judy clock – students name the time. Teacher dictates different times – students display back these times on their Judy clocks.

Independent Practice:

    With a partner, have one partner use a Judy clock to show a time to five minutes. The other partner names the time. Take turns. Do this for 10 minutes.


      Students will complete

Time Activity Card

    independently. (See Below)

Math Activity Card:

      Follow this link:

  1. Start by clicking on Level C – Grade/Year 2
  2. On the next screen, click on the clock – time.
  3. Write the number for each time. You must fill in both empty squares.
  4. Once you type in your answer, click CHECK and a check mark or an “X” will appear to tell you if you are right or wrong. You can fix your work if there is an X or click on the NEXT button for another problem.
  5. You must continue until you earn a score of 20.

    To test for half-hour intervals, click on the 3:30 clock.

    To test for 5-minute intervals, click on the 3:10 clock.

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