What a great way to help your students learn how to tell time on their own level! This pack includes 3 leveled games to meet the needs of your students!
Level 1: Telling time to the hour and half hour
Level 2: Telling time to the quarter hour and five minutes
Level 3: Telling time to the minute
Once you have leveled your students into math groups, you can have them play these games as a teacher directed small group activity, math station game, or partner activity.
Game Directions: First, choose the cards you need to play the game. Then, place all the cards face down in one stack. Each student will take turns choosing a card. He or she will then read the time on the card. If the student reads the time correctly, he or she keeps the card. If not, the card goes back to the bottom of the pile. If a student picks up a “fun” card, he or she will follow the directions on the card. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game is the winner!
Students may play this game orally or record their answers on a white board, a piece of paper, or the included recording sheet. Directions on how to play the games are included and can be posted in a math station. I have also included a Roll, Say, Keep game board so they can have additional practice using the cards in a small math group, math station, or with a partner.
Once they complete their game, they may choose from the list of extension activities on the direction card. A timeline activity page and a create your own time word problem activity page are included in this pack.
Common Core Standards
These games are aligned with the Common Core Standards for grades 1-3.
First Grade Standards (Level 1 Blue Cards)
CC 1.MD.3. Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
Second Grade Standards (Level 2 Green Cards)
CC 2.MD.7. Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
Third Grade Standards (Level 3 Pink Cards)
CC.3.MD.1 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, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.