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Lesson 4 - Time on a Digital Clock


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Time on a Digital Clock, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.



Read digital clocks.

Tell and write time to the quarter-hour.


Instructions for Use


What Time is it? prompts students to practice their understanding of telling time.

To use What Time is It?, set the clock's minutes and hours by clicking forward and backward on the buttons at the bottom of the screen. To check the digital time, click the button with two arrows. To check what time it is now, click the "Now" button. Make up your own problems about length of time in minutes. Give your problem to a partner to solve.


Time for Time lets students practice estimating and measuring the passage of time using minutes, and hours.

To use Time for Time, click on the "show digita"' button. Click the "+" button to add 1, 15, 30 minutes, or 1 hour to the clocks. Click the "-" button to subtract 1, 15, 30 minutes, or 1 hour to the clocks. Click the "Current time" button to show the present time. As students click on the hour button, have them watch the sun move over time.