Have you ever had students get frustrated or confused when they had to figure out time on analog clock? If so, this DIY make your own hand clock is for you. It helps children to see the five minute intervals and this is a big step in understanding how to count by fives around the clock until you get to 60.
Reasons For Using A Hand Clock
Telling time is a difficult concept for many children. It confuses them to see the numbers 1 to 12 and they often don’t realize that those numbers are for the hour and the spaces in between indicate the minutes. They mix up the hours and minutes as well. The hands help them to see that there are five minute intervals.
How To Make Your Own Clock
You can make the clocks the easy way with already made templates of hands and the hour and minute hand. Click here to get these.
If you would like to see how I went about creating these with my students, click here to read more and see the steps in my blog post.
I hope this will help you with explaining it and that the children will enjoy making their own clocks.