Students struggle with learning to tell time, especially when you add in the vocabulary quarter past
, quarter till
, and half past
They need multiple exposures and repeated practice to really understand how to read a clock (both analog and digital!) and for that to translate to an understanding of what time it is. Kids who learn to read an analog clock quickly often struggle understanding what quarter past, quarter till, and half past mean and how they relate to time.
Students will match up three pieces for each puzzle:
✺ the analog time
✺ the digital time
✺ the time written out in words
These puzzles are a fun way to keep practicing telling time, reading clocks, and using those time vocabulary words (o'clock, quarter past, quarter till, and half past).
Use the telling time puzzles:
✎ in a math center
✎ for small group or partner practice
✎ as an exit ticket
✎ as part of guided math
✎ for early finishers
✎ for homework practice
I recommend printing them on card stock and laminating before cutting them out to increase their durability.
You might also be interested in my other telling time products:
✰ Telling Time Task Cards: Read and Record Analog to Digital
✰ Telling Time Task Cards: Read and Record Digital to Analog
✰ Clock Number Labels: Fish Theme