Strategies to Teach Elapsed Time - The Owl Teacher

Teaching With a Mountain View: Elapsed Time Troubles

Students have to guess about how many lines they will need, but it makes more sense than putting the ending time on the right hand column heading.

Instruction: Read the clock and write the time.

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Elapsed time is such a tricky concept to teach in a way that students understand. There are a variety of methods and strategies for teaching elapsed time, but using a number line really helps my students be successful.

Elapsed Time Within An Hour "Squares" game contains 8 fun and engaging elapsed time games. Each one-page elapsed time game gets students to solve for the amount of time that has elapsed, the start time, or the end time.