Learning to tell time takes time—how parents can help

By Scott Dowling – Numeracy Resource Teacher

What time is it?

Learning to tell time takes time.

Parents can support classroom work by helping students learn this important measurement skill at home.

For six- to eight-year-old students, it’s helpful to regularly engage in practical conversations about time and time lapse at home.

timeYou can also use sticky notes to break the analogue clock into manageable chunks.

Students in Grade 2 are expected to tell and write time to the quarter hour using digital and analogue clocks.  Grade 3 students learn to tell time to the nearest five minutes, and even start solving problems that can involve elapsed time. To give you an idea of expectations in Grade 3, here are two EQAO questions:

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