Partner Clocks are a great way to do pair work with your students! It ensures that your students have a different partner every time you want to pair them! All you have to do is set up your Partner Clocks once, and then you are ready for the rest of the quarter or semester! It’s a great way to also review TIME because partners are determined by the time that you call! Today you may call 2 o’clock, tomorrow it may be 5 o’clock, and next week you may decide to call 12 o’clock. Each hour is a different partner for your students! Students also enjoy the surprise of finding out who their partner is for the day!
Included are 9 different clock faces so that you can vary the clocks by quarter or semester. There is a set of step-by-step instructions for the teacher as well as teacher tips. As a bonus, I have included a power point that you can show to the students as you explain the process of selecting partners. All you have to do is show the power point and follow along step by step with your students!
I used this system for many years at the high school level, but it is appropriate for other ages as well (as long as the students can tell time!)
My students always enjoyed having a variety of partners, and they loved being able to choose their own partners for their clocks! It also made my life much easier having this system in place because I never had to think about partnering on a day-to-day basis!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.