Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Telling Time - We Still Need The Practice

As our state testing window is approaching, I'm constantly looking at data to assess what skills my students need more practice with. After giving a recent assessment, one of the most missed questions was about telling time and finding elapsed time. I immediately went on a hunt for additional resources. This week I used Laura Candler's Telling Time/ Elapsed Time Game Combo. What I love about this resource is that it combines the content my students need to practice with a fun game they wanted to play over and over!

The first activity in this bundle is Monster Math Mix Up.  It contains 4 monster puzzles (Which my students loved!), analog clock task cards, and a spin mat. I just supplied a pencil, paperclip, and a white board with a marker. 

Students take turns drawing a task card from the pile and recording the time on the white board. They show the clock and their answer to the other players. If they are correct, they get to spin. 

Once students take a spin, they follow the directions they land on. 

Students either add to or take away monster puzzle pieces. The first player to complete their puzzle wins!

The second part of this bundle is Racing Through Elapsed time.  It contains a game board and task cards. All I needed to add was game pieces, dice, and white boards to work out the problems. 

Students take turns drawing a task card from the pile and working out the problem on the white board. 

Once they find an answer, another player compares it to the answer key. If the answer is correct, the student rolls the dice. I keep my dice in a small container with a snap on lid, which helps prevent dice scattering all over the place. 

Students move their game piece the amount of spaces they rolled and follow the directions on the square they land on. The first player to the finish line wins!

My students enjoyed playing both these games! As a teacher, I enjoyed providing my students with the extra practice they need without it being mundane and boring. 

Laura has tons of great resources like these in her TPT store. Stop by and check them out!

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