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But my 4th graders can’t tell time!

But my 4th graders can’t tell time!
Elapsed time is incorporated into the 4th grade standard MAFS.4.MD.1.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving...intervals of time...and represent intervals of time using linear models. But what do you do when your students can't tell time, let…
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Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line

Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line
To solve story problems involving elapsed time, encourage students to draw open number lines to help students conceptually understand the concept. This could prevent common misconceptions students may have when determining elapsed time. Make sure to include different types of…
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Should I take the road less traveled?

Should I take the road less traveled?
We've all heard the saying, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line." Last week, as I was walking around a school, I thought to myself, is that saying true? Are there certain routes within a school building…
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Open Number Lines Can Change Your Life!

Open Number Lines Can Change Your Life!
What are open number lines? An open number line starts as a line with no numbers. They can be used as a visual representation for recording thinking during the process of mental computation. Why are open number lines so useful?…
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Connecting Academics and Parents – Measurement 3rd Grade

Connecting Academics and Parents – Measurement 3rd Grade
In 3rd grade students are developing understanding of measuring length with fractions, time and elapsed time, and displaying measurement data on a line plot. Students have previous experiences in prior grades with measuring length, telling time to the nearest 5…
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