Telling Time to 5 Minutes Math Stations that are hands-on and fun to help your students practice telling time to 5 minutes.
Roll the Time is my favorite! Students roll dice to determine the time. Their first roll is the number they draw the little hand (hour) pointing to and the second roll is the big hand. Then, they look at the time they made and write it next to the clock.
- It is a great way to build the skill. Start your kids off with the normal 1-6 dice so they can practice. Then, when they have it down, let them play it with 12 sided dice!
The next station is a simple match the clock and time math station. There are 24 matches (48 cards total) and the recording sheet has 8 matches on it so this game can be played 3 different times with all new cards each time using the recording sheet.
- Please note that the cards show the hands directly on the numbers to make it easy for young students to figure out the time. For example, for 6:45, the hour hand is directly on the 6 and the minute hand is directly on the 9.
*Added: I added these same time cards but with the accurate placement of the hands, what would show on an actual clock. For example, 3:55 would show the hour hand almost to the 4 and the minute hand on the 11.
For an easier version of this matching game (practices only to hour and half hour), check out Telling Time to Hour and Half Hour Math Station
For an entire unit of over 200 pages of telling time to the hour and half-hour differentiated worksheets, centers, and activities - check out:
First Grade Math Unit 15
You can also use these cards for other math stations:
- Memory / Concentration
- Go Fish!
- Simple Flash Cards with just the clocks