- Above is the 12-hour standard analog clock, assuming we are using AM and PM times. (Thanks to parentconcept.com--a French homeschooling website for the image).
- Use the above image to draw a certain time.
- I have a stamp like this one where I made a memory game.
- Show what it means to go clockwise and counter-clockwise. (right and left, directions)
- You can use the image above as a pie graph to chart the time a child works on a chore or a task (For example: if a child reads for 10 minutes fill in a pie piece from 12-2).
- Do a Google image search of "analog clocks" and see if you can read all the times.
- You can talk about time zones and how different places in the world are at a later or earlier time than yourselves.
You can talk about 24-hour clocks. There are 24 hours in a day after all. Many parts of the world use the 24-hour time.
- With either the 12-hour or 24-hour clock you can list activities you are doing during certain times of the day.
- Talk about schedules and length of activities that your favorite hobbies take...How long does a soccer game last? Are there breaks between these sports--quarters, half-times? (You're talking about fractions and you probably don't even realize it.)
- Did you know there is another way the 24-hour clock can be seen other than the analog and digital? Have you heard of a binary clock?
I didn't know about them until my husband got one as a Christmas present. He showed me and the kids how to read it. This is the best tutorial I found about it... Watch "Binary Clock Tutorial" on YouTube
I guess you can get the binary clock app for your smart phone too...
- When learning about the binary clock there is a good kids book that describes what binary numbers are in good detail. It's...
- You might find it in your local library. I found it very informative (although it may take a few days to go through with your child or class). It is a fascinating subject and may intrigue your young student too.
What is your favorite clock type? Analog or digital? Do you use a 24-hour clock?