Mathematics 2

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Lesson 2 - Measuring Time

To encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about Measuring Time, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.

Goals

Estimate and measure the passage of time using minutes.

Use some standard units for measuring time (minute, hour).

Instructions for Use

Time for Time lets your child practice estimating and measuring the passage of time using minutes, and hours.

To use Time for Time, click on the 'show digital' button. Click the '+' button to add 1, 15, 30 minutes, or 1 hour to the clocks. Click the '-' button to subtract 1, 15, 30 minutes, or 1 hour to the clocks. Click the 'Current time' button to show the present time. As your child clicks on the hour button, have them watch the sun move over time.

Tell the Time allows your child to measure the passage of time using minutes.

To use Tell the Time, start by moving the cursor over any minute interval on the clock. A number will appear over each minute interval. Press the number and the minute hand jumps to the location. Click on the '+' sign to add minutes or hours, and click on the '-' sign to subtract minutes or hours. Click on the 'Stop/Start' button to stop or start the clock. Click on the 'Digital Clock' button to show the digital clock. Move the up and down arrows to change the time on the analog clock. Click on the 'Quit' button to leave the program.

What Time is it? prompts your child to practice their understanding of telling time.

To use What Time is It?, set the clock's minutes and hours by clicking forward and backward on the buttons at the bottom of the screen. To check what time it is now, click the 'Now' button. To check the digital time, click the button with two arrows. Make up your own problems about length of time in minutes. Give your problem to a partner to solve.

Feeding Time lets your child use some standard units for measuring time.

To use Feeding Time, click on the button that matches the time on the analog click.