Telling Time to the Hour Dr. Beth McCulloch Vinson Athens State University PT3 Grant Funding Summer 2000 The Hands of Time The long hand is the minute hand.
The short hand is the hour hand. The Hands of Time 55 50 60
5 10 15 20 45 40 25 35 30
There are 60 minutes on a clock face. So, the minute hand is a long hand. Skip count by fives to count the minutes with me. The Hands of Time
Count the numerals on the clock. There are only 12 hours on a clock face. So, the hour hand is a short hand. Minute is a long word. So, the minute hand is a long
hand. hour Hour is a short word. So, the hour hand is a short hand.
When the minute hand is pointing to 12, read the time as oclock. In this case, the hour hand is pointing to the 3 and it is three oclock.
Now the minute hand is pointing to 12 and the hour hand is pointing to the 5. So, we read the time as five oclock.
What time is it now? one oclock or 1:00 Another hour went past. What
time is it now? two oclock or 2:00 Another hour went past. What time is it
now? three oclock or 3:00 Another hour went past. What time is it now?
four oclock or 4:00 Another hour went past. What time is it now? five oclock
or 5:00 Another hour went past. What time is it now? six oclock or
6:00 Another hour went past. What time is it now? seven oclock or 7:00
Two hours went past. Look at the hour hand. What time is it now? nine oclock or 9:00
Two hours went past. Look at the hour hand. What time is it now? eleven oclock or 11:00
This time the hour hand is pointing to the 12. What time is it now? twelve oclock or
12:00 Telling Time Remember that the long hand is the minute hand. And, the short hand is the hour hand. The End
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