Analog clocks have hands that point to a number to tell time. To the nearest half hour, look for the minute hand to be in between two numbers. Digital clocks show the time in numbers, like 5:30. To the nearest half hour, look for the time to end in 0 or 30. Practice telling time on both analog and digital clocks to get better at it!
Telling Time to the Nearest Half Hour
What is the difference between an analog clock and a digital clock?
What is the closest half hour to 9:45 on an analog clock?
What do we know about analog and digital clocks? Turn and talk then submit your answer.
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In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw an analog clock showing the time 11:30 and a digital clock showing the time 12:35. B. Explain to a partner how to tell the time to the nearest half hour.
What is the time showing on the analog clock?
What is the time showing on the digital clock?
- 2:30 PM
- 2:00 PM
- 1:30 PM
- 1:00 PM
Which hand of an analog clock shows minutes?
Which hand of an analog clock shows hours?
What is the time showing on both clocks?
How are we feeling about telling time to the nearest half hour?
- In between
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