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ERIC Number: EJ1157341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Is It Time to Start Reconsidering the Teaching of Time?
Hurrell, Derek
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v22 n3 p33-37 2017
When teaching the measurement attribute of time, most teachers are aware that just getting students to read a clock is a task with its own challenges, but is developing this skill and understanding enough? What else do teachers need to make sure they cover, in order to give students a chance of developing this important component of being a numerate citizen? Siemon, Beswick, Brady, Clark, Faragher, and Warren (2015) write that there are three key aspects in developing an understanding of time. These are: (1) Understanding the concept of time duration; (2) Appreciating the passing and sequence of time; and (3) Determining a given point in time through the reading of a clock face (p. 471). In this article, Derek Hurrell discusses these aspects and provides concrete activities to support each one.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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