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The maths curriculum requires children to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. It’s a daunting task and you might be wondering how you can help your child grasp this tricky concept. Many children have a difficult time learning how to tell the time so we have created a beautifully simple yet very effective 3-step method.

Let’s look at an example:

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Step 1:

Read the number at the end of the long hand.

In our case, it would be ‘8’

 

Step 2:

Say which side it’s pointing to: ‘minutes to’ is the red side and ‘minutes past’ is the blue side.

On our clock, the long hand is on the red side so ‘minutes to’

 

Step 3:

Read the number at the end of the short hand.

The short hand is pointing to ‘2’

 

Put it all together so you will get:

‘8 minutes to 2’

 

Take a look at what our customers say about our 3 step teaching system:

“My five year old daughter learned to tell the time in five minutes!”

“Excellent, my daughter is very happy! She learnt time within two days – highly recommended.”

“I wish I had something like this when I was a child.”

“My son is 25 and has Down’s Syndrome, he’s used the watch and system for four days and is now telling the time correctly 99% of the time!”

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