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Teaching Time

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Shannon Thornett

on 2 February 2014

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Teaching Time
Mistakes, Misunderstandings and Misconceptions
What is Time?
What is says on the clock
1 Lesson
A Line
How old I am
Minutes and Hours
Something you travel
Lunchtime, Bedtime, Playtime
Children's perceptions of time
How Long is a Minute?
*6 countdowns to New Year

*6 100m Races

*The time until the next train

*Half the time we take to remember them
There are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 52 weeks in a year...

...not to mention that there are 365 (or 366 days) in a year and 12 months in a year (with 28, 30 or 31 days in each month)
Time is mind blowing!
"The first aspect is "telling the time" This covers not only the skill of understanding what is shown on a clock...but also includes knowledge of days, weeks, months and years..."
"There are two distinct aspects in studying time..."
"...The second aspect is the measuring of time intervals. Although the units are the same this is measured on a ratio scale."
Time and "Scales"
What time is it?
"2 past 10"
Digital clock:
Misconceptions in Language
Converting Digital to Analogue:
Misconceptions of AM and PM
The end of the world!?
Twenty-five to twelve?
Eleven, thirty-five?
What time is it?
Am or Pm:
Daytime or Nighttime
Different Number Line
60 not 100
Elapsed Time
Time and Number
Time is huge. There are many possible misconceptions and misunderstandings
these are but a few.

Any Questions?
"Putting time into meaningful context give children the opportunity to begin to understand cyclical patterns (for example, days of the week, seasons)."
Alice Hansen 2011
"The complexity of the scale used on the analogue clock is not always recognised"
et al
, 2004)
...Time is not metric and has many different units to get to grips with."
(Hansen, 2011)
"There are a number of ways we can tell the time, for example:
Twenty-five to nine
Eight thirty-five
Twenty-five to nine in the evening
Eight thirty-five in the evening
Eight thirty-five PM
Twenty thirty-five
These conventions all add to the confusion - as does the use of phrases like
'I won't be a second'
'Just a minute'"
(Hansen, 2011)
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