Lesson 16

Hard Times

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to show and write times in hours and half hours.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students wrote times based on analog clocks showing time in hours and half hours.

In this lesson, they continue working with telling time from clocks, with special attention to times where students may mix-up the minute and hour hands (for example, 6:30, 12:30, 12:00, 6:00). Students also practice writing times and drawing the hands on the clock as they create their ideal Sunday schedule.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Relate time to a daily schedule.
  • Tell and write time in hours and half hours.

Student Facing

  • Let’s show time in hours and half-hours.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each student needs both the Hour Clock Cards and Half Hour Clock Cards from previous lessons.

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 10 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Think about a recent time from class when your students were confused. What did you do to support them in reasoning about their confusion together as a community of learners?

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