Hoppin' on the Elapsed Time Line

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Time flies when you're teaching math! Okay, maybe not for everyone, but this lesson will have your young mathematicians calculating elapsed time before you know it.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer the "Elapsed Time Word Problems" resource as a math learning center during a lesson series on time
  • Differentiate the "Elapsed Time Lines" worksheet by making copies with different start and end times already filled in
  • Create a time line on the classroom floor with masking tape, using it to physically engage children in calculating elapsed time
  • Adapt this lesson to teach how to calculate elapsed time to the nearest half hour, quarter hour, or minute
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Lesson uses students' prior experience with number lines to teach them about elapsed time
  • A writing prompt is provided that requires children to explain their understanding of elapsed time in a real world context
  • All supporting materials are included with the lesson
  • Blank word problem cards are provided, allowing students to create their own elapsed time problems

  • None
Common Core