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Tables Week 3

5 minute intervals to the hour:


Teaching Tip:

When I teach this in the classroom, I start with an o'clock time and work backwards.

For example:

  • start by showing your child 7 o'clock
  • move the minute hand backwards by 5 minutes
  • this is 5 minutes to 7 o'clock
  • then move the minute hand back another 5 minutes to show 10 minutes to 7 o'clock
  • continue in this way for quarter to, twenty to, twenty five to
  • encourage your child to count backwards and remind them that it has not yet reached 7 o'clock
  • when they are confident, try mirroring the time on both sides of the clock (five to seven, five past seven; twenty to seven, twenty past seven)