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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn
- We’ll learn how to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes AND to the nearest minute!
- We will learn that every number on a clock represents 5 minutes of time.
- And that this knowledge can get us to school on time, keep us from burning our toast, and help us know when to meet a friend.
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Before Video
How many hours are in a day? Why are there only 12 numbers on the clock?ANSWERThere are 24 hours in a day. You only need 12 numbers because the clock goes around two times each day.
The numbers on the clock show the hours. The shorter hand is the hour hand and the longer hand is the minute hand. The time is 9 o’clock.
The time is 2:30. There is no zero on the clock because 12 is like zero. You start counting the minutes at the top, at 12.
There are 60 minutes in an hour. 30 minutes is one-half of 60 minutes.
The hour hand points between 10 and 11. The minute hand points to the 6.
After Video
How many minutes are in 1 hour? Does each number on the clock represent 1 minute? ANSWERThere are 60 minutes in 1 hour. No, each number on the clock represents 5 minutes.
No, the minute hand is pointing to the 10. You count by 5s to the number 10 to find the minutes: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50. The time is 1:50.
The hour is 7, so the hour hand goes between 7 and 8. For the minute hand, count to the nearest 5: 1 is 5 minutes, 2 is 10 minutes, and 3 is 15 minutes. 17 is 2 dashes past 15, so count 2 dashes past the number 3 and draw the minute hand.
Yes, counting 17 dashes ends at the same place on the clock. Each number represents 5, so counting by 5s to the nearest 5 is quicker and easier than counting by 1s.
The hour hand is between 12 and 1, so the hour is 12. The minute hand is pointing to 3 dashes past 7. Count by 5s to 7: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35. Count on 3: 35, 36, 37, 38. The time is 12:38.
- Vocabulary
- Clock DEFINE
A tool used to measure time by using hands on a round dial or by showing digits.
- Roman numerals DEFINE
A number system that started in ancient Rome.
- Grandfather clock DEFINE
A clock in a tall case that runs using a pendulum and weights.
- Analog clock DEFINE
A tool for reading time with a shorter hand that shows the hour and a longer hand that shows the minutes.
- Digital clock DEFINE
A clock that shows the time by using digits.
- Digits DEFINE
Any numeral from 0 to 9: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
- Short hand DEFINE
The hour hand that shows the hours on a clock.
- Hour DEFINE
A unit of time that is 60 minutes.
- Long hand DEFINE
The minute hand that shows the minutes on a clock.
- Minutes DEFINE
A unit of time, 60 minutes is 1 hour.
- O'clock DEFINE
Means ‘of the clock’; used to name a time that is exactly on the hour.
- a.m. DEFINE
Any time before noon.
- p.m. DEFINE
Any time after noon.
- Noon DEFINE
12:00 in the afternoon, midday.
- Clock DEFINE
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Level 1
Describe where the minute hand is on the clock at 2:35.
Level 2
A clock shows the hour hand at about the 10 and the minute hand points to a mark 18 tick marks from 12. What time is on the clock?
Level 3
A clock shows the hour hand between the 4 and the 5. The minute hand points to the 10. Everett read the time on the clock as 5:50. Find and correct his mistake.
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