This activity helps students understand the different ways that people talk about time. They will read different descriptions of time—for example 5:15, 15 after 5, or a quarter after 5—and try to set a clock to that time. Teachers will see which time formats are easier or harder for students.
Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss with students how different ways of talking about time aren’t right or wrong or smart or dumb. Rather, they’re useful or less useful, and that’s evaluated not by an answer key but by the people who are talking with each other.