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Old 02-14-2009, 10:02 AM
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Teaching a quarter past and a quarter till

Does anyone have any strategies to teach this concept. My 2nd graders have such a hard time because they think 25 like a quarter. I tried to show them using fractions, shading the face of a clock, and explaining that 1/4 is the same as 1 quarter, but it seems to be over their heads. Thanks!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:20 AM
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Other than cutting a circle into quarters... I have to teach this to my first graders (not developmentally ready in first!!!)

I won't have to teach it next year because we're seriously alligning our curriculum to the standards--about time!
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:17 PM
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I have taught it using the book The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. I gave each student a mini clock as I used the big Judy Clock and read the story. Every time the ladybug lands (ex. Half past 3 on the whales fin) the kids showed me that time on their clocks and we confirmed it on my Judy Clock. It was a lot of fun.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:15 PM
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I made a bingo game because they need lots of practice!
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:04 AM
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When I taught 2nd grade, I took red construction paper and die-cut apples. Then I wrote the time for each 5 minutes.... (:05, :10, :15, etc) laminated, and taped them around my analog clock in the room. Then I put another green apple die cut up on the 3 and 9 that said quarter past, quarter 'till and on the 6 it said ____ thirty. I INSISTED that the students use those words when we talked about the time (not necessarily in a lesson). Right before test time, I took it all down and still insisted that they use the right wording..... It seemed to work (well, except for the ONE.... that everyone has.)

My gifted student would even tell the time like "25 minutes 'till..." to be different.

We used the Judy mini-clocks for practice. We also took 2 paper plates, cut one into 1/4s and glued it on the second plate (I used A LOT of words while we did this... first quarter.... glue it on, second quarter... glue it on... etc. ), used brads and connected "minute and hour hands" in the middle and made our own clocks ... (a little hands-on lesson. lol)

Good Luck....
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:06 AM
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Do any of you ever wonder why we still teach this concept? I never hear anyone say it is half past six.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:17 AM
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Arky we were just talking about that last week. I had to teach a lesson using this last week. I don't even say half past or quarter till.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:06 AM
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Arky and Ms.Bee,

I was wondering the same thing. It's one of those outdated standards. I don't want to spend much time on quarter past etc because I don't hear anyone say it. You never watch "half past 6 news." It's said as 6:30 news.

The only people I knew that used quarter to and half past on a regular basis were my friends in England.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:09 AM
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It's funny you mention that because I was just going over the new math standards with my math specialist and she mentioned that 2nd graders are expected to know time to the half hour and 5 minute intervals. She didn't mention anything about half-past, quarter-to etc. Hmmmm??? I think I will research this.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:46 PM
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I'm just scanning posts...glad I read yours...I will use it!
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