Begin the lesson by reviewing how digital clocks operate. Show students how the second two digits can show any number between “01” and “59” to represent different minutes in the hour. Have students look at various examples and practice saying the times out loud. Next, students read a problem and vote for which answer they think is correct, and utilize the adjustable digital clock tool to reflect their answer to presented word problems.
Have students practice reading different digital clock times out loud and use the text-to-speech tool to listen to the times being read correctly. Students then pair up with a classmate and take turns reading the adjustable digital clock tool to the nearest minute. Introduce students to the day segments including “morning,” “afternoon,” “evening,” and “night.” Have students think about an activity they do during each of these times and when they usually do them.