Telling Time to the Nearest Minute Game Activity 3rd Grade Math Center 3.MD.1

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Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for telling time? Well bingo! Look no further as Telling Time to the Minute Game Puzzles, for CCSS 3.MD.1, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this task as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to study and improve their skills.

This puzzle set includes 32 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a foldable bin or tub for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a craft project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a spiral notebook or journal as a model reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.

These puzzles cover matching the time in word form, digital form, and on a visual picture of an analog clock. By solving the problems to sort, scoot and match the puzzle pieces, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 3rd graders will love to practice and learn to develop strategies about telling time to the nearest minute!

I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!

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Relevant Grade 3 Common Core Standard 3.MD.A.1

Tell time to the nearest minute.

Cross Reference: Texas TEKS 2.9G and Virginia SOL 3.11A


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


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