Elapsed time is a key mathematical concept in all school curriculums, particularly around the Grade 3 and 4 level. However, it is important that it be revisited right across the middle years as students need to be able to use and apply their understanding of elapsed time in a real world context.
This set includes 28 cards, each with a different word problem that will test students’ ability to apply their understanding of elapsed time. These cards can be used as a summative assessment task to identify how students have progressed throughout a measurement unit, or as a revision task where they are able to revise this key concept in preparation for testing. Alternatively, these cards could also be used at the beginning of a unit on elapsed time to identify the level of student understanding. This will enable you to more effectively and efficiently plan your unit based on what students still need to know, learn and consolidate.
I have included 3 challenge cards for students to complete at the end of this activity. As an extension, students can then create their own worded problems to give to a partner to solve. I find this to be an effective tool for developing students’ higher order thinking.
There is a printable answer grid included for students to record their answers, or simply get the students to record them in their exercise books.
An answer key is included which you can either use to go through the activity as a whole class, or provide for students upon individual completion to allow Math Centres or other activities to continue flowing smoothly.
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Common Core Standards:
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving intervals of time etc.
Year 4: Use am and pm notation and solve simple time problems (VCMMG168)
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