Amazing Time-Teller to the Five Minutes and Nearest Minute

Contributor: Courtney Butler. Lesson ID: 12169

When you look at an analog clock, do you see little lines between the numbers? On a digital clock, you see lots of numbers! You will learn to read those lines and numbers using games and worksheets!


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Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Did you know that in ancient times, people used the position of the sun to tell time?

They used a sundial to tell the time of day. Such a fun fact! Now, we use analog clocks and digital clocks (so much easier)!

You are going to shine bright as you learn more about how to tell time to the nearest five minutes, and to the nearest minute, using analog and digital clocks.

Before moving on, if you missed or want a refresher on previous lessons in our Becoming an Amazing Time-Teller series, find them under Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar.

Telling time to the nearest minute can definitely be tricky, especially when using an analog clock. This is because the hour hand moves as the minute hand moves around the clock.

Take a look at this short video, by Ashley & Jessica Schrage, to review how to tell time, and learn how to tell time to the nearest five minutes, and to the nearest minute! This Telling time to the nearest minute video is so amazing to watch!

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Now, review what you learned from the video.

Complete the What Time Is It? worksheet, found under the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar, by helping each cat determine the time to the nearest minute.

When you are finished, check your work with the provided Answer Key.

  • Did you notice that some of the clocks were more difficult to understand than others?
  • Did you get all the times correct or were there some that were a little confusing?

Telling time to the nearest five minutes and the nearest minute can be super tricky and challenging!

Continue on to the Got It? section to practice and play a game!

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