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Greetings young mathematicians! Today, we are going to embark on a magical journey through time. Are you ready to step into our time machine and explore the fascinating world of clock time? Let's get started!


By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

Warm Up

To get our brains ticking, let's start with a fun warm-up activity. Let's play a game of "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?".


Time is an essential concept that we use in our daily lives. We use it to schedule appointments, plan our day, and even measure how long we've been doing something. In this lesson, we'll be learning about the different ways we can tell time and how it relates to our routines and schedules.

Parts of a Clock

Before we begin telling time, we need to understand the different parts of a clock. A typical clock has a face with numbers 1 to 12 arranged in a circle. It also has two hands – the shorter hand is called the hour hand, and the longer hand is called the minute hand.

Telling Time on Analog Clocks

Now that we understand the different parts of a clock let's learn how to tell time on an analog clock.

The hour hand tells us the hour whereas the minute hand tells us how many minutes past the hour it is.

For example, when the hour hand is pointing to the 3 and the minute hand is pointing to the 12 on an analog clock, that means it's 3 o'clock.

Telling Time on Digital Clocks

Another way to tell time is by using a digital clock. Unlike analog clocks, digital clocks use numbers to represent the time instead of hands.

On a digital clock, you read the hours and minutes just as you would read a book, from left to right.

For example, if a digital clock reads 4:15, that means it's 4 o'clock and 15 minutes.

AM and PM

One aspect of telling time that can be confusing is understanding the difference between AM and PM.

AM stands for "Ante Meridiem" which means "before noon", while PM stands for "Post Meridiem" which means "after noon".

We use these terms to indicate whether it's morning or afternoon, and they help prevent confusion between different hours in the day.


Congratulations! You've completed our lesson on telling time. We hope you had fun traveling through time with us. Remember to practice telling time on clocks and digital watches to improve your skills. Keep up the great work, young mathematicians!