|I always have my students either copy this into their math journal and glue it in so that when they have questions, they have an easy reference tool.|
In my elapsed time teaching bundle, you can find these foldables for our interactive notebooks, as well!
Here are two anchor charts that hang in my classroom...
I hope one of these methods works for your students!
Now, to practice our new skills, there are a few worksheets I have my kids complete. They are differentiated--some have benchmark times only (times ending in 5, 10, 30, 45, etc.), and some have any increment of times (ending in 4, 36, 21, etc.) Guess what? I color code them! RED are easier, and BLUE are harder. Of course, when I print them out, I don't print them in color, and the kids can hardly tell a difference since the pages are exactly the same, but with slightly differentiated content. Another option is to use them for scaffolded instruction... Use the red ones first, then the blue ones. Here are some samples of the worksheets I use.
After the kids are fairly secure in their work, we play a fun elapsed time game. I love this game because it is so easily differentiated. There are four different game boards with different types of clocks. Two boards just have times written on them for the spaces (one with benchmark times, one with more difficult times), and two boards have clocks for spaces (one board has a clock with numbers, and one board has a clock without numbers). ALL of the kids use the same game cards, but their starting times are different. An example of a game card... "Jenny Beth wakes up at the time listed on the game board. She must be at basketball practice in 35 minutes. What time must she be there?" The kids love playing this game! (There is also a recording sheet included so that you can check their accuracy).
|Differentiated Game Boards|
Finally, I have my kids complete elapsed time task cards. A lot of these task cards are similar to the game cards so that they already have some familiarity with them. I often use their answers to the task cards as their assessment.
I have a fun little word problem for the kids who finish early, or for kids who need a little extra push. I call it my dilemma, and the kids love it because they think they are really helping me solve a problem!
I truly hope you can use some of this information (especially the t-chart and number lines) to help your kids with that tough concept of elapsed time! I know it's corny, but it's one of those concepts that just...takes time. :-)
Have a wonderful week!