For this post on telling the time (my last, I think, for the moment!) I’m going to look at some of the written approaches I took.
Depending on the age/ability of the students, I tried to go as far as I could with my written approaches. At the start, it was important that students knew the basics.
This information was put into practise.
As I linked in fractions with telling the time (see the previous post), appropriate questions were used.
As some students progressed, harder questions were given, mixing in fractions when appropriate.
The most able students were set the task of planning a journey involving time.
I did not shy away from asking higher-level thinking questions, such as 15 minutes is the answer, what is the question? (The students did find this question particularly hard!)
So, the end of the posts about telling the time. I hope you found them interesting. I certainly learnt a lot that I didn’t know before!
The multi-topic mathematics questions are returning next week, so the newsletters will appear again. Something to look forward to!