Tell the time in 3 simple steps
The maths curriculum requires children to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. It’s a daunting task and you might be wondering how you can help your child grasp this tricky concept. Many children have a difficult time learning how to tell the time so we have created a beautifully simple yet very effective 3-step method.
Let’s look at an example:
Read the number at the end of the long hand.
In our case, it would be ‘8’
Say which side it’s pointing to: ‘minutes to’ is the red side and ‘minutes past’ is the blue side.
On our clock, the long hand is on the red side so ‘minutes to’
Read the number at the end of the short hand.
The short hand is pointing to ‘2’
Put it all together so you will get:
‘8 minutes to 2’
Take a look at what our customers say about our 3 step teaching system:
“My five year old daughter learned to tell the time in five minutes!”
“Excellent, my daughter is very happy! She learnt time within two days – highly recommended.”
“I wish I had something like this when I was a child.”
“My son is 25 and has Down’s Syndrome, he’s used the watch and system for four days and is now telling the time correctly 99% of the time!”