I can explain how these units in time are connected.
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Connections between centuries, decades, years, months, weeks, days, and hours are taught using several drag and drop and matching activities.
Students will be able to explain how centuries, decades, years, months, weeks, days, and hours are connected.
Students will be encouraged to think about the different ways a person’s age can be expressed. For example, a baby’s age is often given in weeks or months. This leads into the importance of being familiar with the understanding of the different increments of time.
The first increment of time discussed is the century. Students learn that the century is equal to 100 years and then they practice converting years to centuries. They also watch a video of how toys have changed in a century, which leads to a discussion of what a decade is. For practice, they complete a years to decade chart. Following this, a year and a leap year are discussed. The students complete math exercises dealing with years in the past and years in the future. The 12 months are presented with how many days are in each month. The relationship between the phases of the moon and the month is examined. When learning about weeks, students answer questions based on a calendar. Days and hours are presented with practice converting between the two. Several final activities provide more drill. Students place the time increments in least to greatest order and use the greater than, less than, equal symbols to make comparisons between the different time units. They also solve two-story problems with time increments.
Students respond to ten multiple-choice and true/false questions.
Students will convert their age to the different increments of time. An example is given for a ten-year-old. They are allowed to use a calculator if they wish.
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