Throughout my years of teaching, I have found that one math concept really confuses my students each and every year: elapsed time. Although there are many ways to tackle these problems, I have found that the t-chart method is the best way for the students to neatly organize their information without getting overwhelmed. The students pick their own intervals of time with which to work, and you can offer as much or as little support as needed. This method provides easy and instant differentiation with allows for all students to succeed.
This resource includes:
✔ Explanation sheet – three different scenarios presented. Great to use as a teacher reference, parent handout, or interactive notebook notes.
✔ Practice identifying the start, end, and elapsed time in word problems – 5 questions. Extra information may be included. Students are not asked to find the answer to the problem. **These problems ARE duplicated on the next practice page so that students can then practice SOLVING them.**
✔ Practice solving elapsed time word problems – 10 questions. 2 formats are provided: with t-charts (2 pages) and without t-charts (1 page).
✔Answer key for both practice sheets.
These word problems are meant to be used in a third or fourth grade classroom, and they align with CCSS 3.MD.A.1 and 4.MD.A.2.
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