# Telling Time at Five Minute Intervals

The Telling Time lessons and worksheets on HelpingWithMath.com will demonstrate, role model, guide and help you to teach your children how to tell time to the nearest five minutes.

Explain and explore the analog clock in your every day life so that your children apply what they are learning in math to their life. Building links between the abstract math concepts to the concrete world will reinforce and further refine their math skills.

### Warm Up

Telling the hour and half hour time is one of the first steps in learning how to tell time. Let's review telling time to the hour and half hour on the analog clock.

### Telling Time to the Nearest Fives on an Analog Clock

Objective: Your children will be able to read an analog clock to the nearest five

 Gather the following materials with your children. An analog clock Pencil, eraser, co lour pencils or crayons Scissors Kitchen timer

To help make a connection with how much five might look like and help your children recognize "fives", count the fingers on your hands. Point out that there are five fingers on each hand.

Place your hand on a sheet of paper, fingers slightly spread out to show each finger.

Trace and draw around your fingers and wrists to make a picture of your hands.

Cut out the traced hands.

Line the cut-outs along the table.

Write a "5" on the first hand, a "10" on the second hand and so on.

Continue until you get to "60" which is how many minutes are in one hour. You may need to ask others to lend a hand. ;) or cut out several of your own.

With this visual aid, your children can see fives. Doing hands-on math helps your child to commit to memory the skills and strategies that they are doing when learning about math. When they use math in the real world they make direct connections between the math concepts and how to apply them to everyday situations.

Set your real analog clock to a variety of times to check your children's progress. Have them set the clock and ask you the time too.

Having your children ask the questions is another method of learning and reviewing the work covered. It also builds your children's self esteem and confidence.

 Do the following with your children: 1. Read and count out loud by fives. Try this counting by fives worksheet. 2. Count by fives, say the numbers aloud at least 10 times. 3. Read and chant the numbers backwards 10 times, as well. 4. Practice telling time at five minute intervals on this worksheet. Try the Telling Time at 5 minute intervals worksheet.