Telling Time (Nearest Minute)

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Third Grade Digital Math Activity - Telling Time to the Nearest Minute

It's time to practice telling time to the nearest minute with your third grade class! In this interactive math activity from, children will put their telling time skills to the test. Here are the learning outcomes of this digital math game:

  • Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes.
  • Determine what time is shown on the analog clock.
  • Decide which analog clock shows the given time.
  • Solve word problems related to telling time to the nearest minute.

Questions in this online math lesson are presented in multiple-choice format and fill-in-the-blank format.

Your third graders will find several helpful tools available to them throughout their telling time practice session:

  • A hint button is available for students to click on when they need a little extra help solving a math problem. Students can click the hint button to view a pictorial or written clue (such as a picture of an analog clock) that will point them in the right direction without giving away the answer.
  • An explanation page will appear on the practice screen each time a student gets an answer wrong. The explanation page will display the correct answer, accompanied by an easy-to-understand explanation to help children learn from previous mistakes.
  • A progress-tracker in the upper-right corner of the practice screen shows students how many questions they have answered so far out of the total number of questions in the math activity.
  • A score-tracker beneath the progress-tracker lets students check out how many points they have earned so far for answering questions correctly.
  • The speaker icon in the upper-left corner of the practice screen indicates the read-aloud feature. Students can click this button to hear the question read out loud to them in a clear voice.

All of these math lesson features have been designed to meet the needs of your elementary students and help them soar to math practice success!

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Digital Telling Time Practice You and Your Students Will Love

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  • Adorable, animated characters greet students in their math practice sessions and cheer them on with a silly dance or a clever trick each time students solve a math problem correctly.
  • Plenty of positive feedback messages encourage little ones to "Keep at it!" even when they make a mistake.
  • Bright colors, and a bold kid-friendly math lesson format keep little ones engaged and entertained throughout their math practice session.
  • Age-appropriate, fun emojis appear on the screen each time students answer another math question in their practice session.
  • Math awards are given when students master new math skills in their practice sessions. Students can add their math awards to their virtual trophy case, and you can print out award certificates to celebrate your students' achievements as a class.

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We hope you and your third-grade students will enjoy practicing telling time to the nearest minute in this interactive math game! Be sure to check out the hundreds of other third grade math lessons we have available on our website as well.

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One of the many benefits of your I Know It membership is our program's awesome administrator tools. These features are available to you in your parent or teacher administrator account and will help you maximize your class's math practice experience. Here are just a few things your administrator features will help you accomplish:

  • Create a class roster for all of your students.
  • Assign unique usernames and passwords to your students.
  • Give specific math lesson assignments to different students.
  • Monitor student progress with detailed progress reports.
  • Change basic math lesson settings.
  • Print, download, and email student progress reports.

When your students log into with their unique login credentials, they will be shown a kid-friendly version of the I Know It homepage. From here, they can access the math practice activities you have assigned to them. If you choose to give them the option through your administrator account, your students can also explore other math activities at their grade level and beyond for extra practice or an added challenge. Grade levels are labeled with letters instead of numbers (i.e., "Level C" for third grade), making it easy for you to assign math lessons based on each child's needs and skill level.

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This online math lesson is classified as Level C. It may be ideal for a third-grade class.

Common Core Standard

3.MD.1, MA.3.M.2.1, 2.9G
Measurement And Data

Solve Problems Involving Measurement And Estimation Of Intervals Of Time, Liquid Volumes, And Masses Of Objects.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

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