Tick Tock Time

Our maths focus is on time.

We have learned about different parts of time - miliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, decades, centuries and milleniums.

Much of our focus has been on how to read a calendar, how they help us and keep track of tasks that have to be done on each day. We got to create a calendar page for a month and illustrate it.

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We also have been learning how to read a clock. Noting how the hands move and that the little hand stays within its room so we know that it is the hour we are still on. We found out that a clock is divided into 12 rooms. The little hand stays in it’s own Room for a whole hour. When the little hand is in a room the room belongs to the smaller number that is at the front of the room.

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We have mainly been focusing on 15 past, half past and 45 minutes. Some of us are getting really good at reading the clocks to other, more tricky times too.

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We are also learning to work out word problems involving units of time. 

This has been a great unit for learning to read the analogue clock in our class.

I liked learning about the ‘Rooms’, it helped with knowing which hour the little hand was on. I also liked making the calendar pages. Zoe

I like learning random times because it is more challenging. Max

I like learninng about how the rooms can help telling the time. Lennox

I like trying to figure out the time. Lexi

I like learning something new. Alex

Keywords: Clocks, time, maths, fractionsAttributed to: Written by Olivia, Alex, Lexi, Edited by Carla Ross, Aratiatia Team, Room 2 2019Curriculum links: Technology, Maths, ArtKey competencies: Participating and contributing, Relating to others, Language, Symbols and text

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