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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Measuring Time, and supports the standard of solving word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Remind students of what time the school day starts. Prompt them to think about what they need to do each morning to get ready to go to school, and how long it takes to get there. Ask:

• How can you calculate what time you need to wake up each morning in order to get to school on time?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Assign Measuring Time Challenge and Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about measuring time while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

• Make-a-Movie: Produce a tutorial explaining how to determine what time you need to leave your home to get to a 2:15 show at a movie theater on time.
• Make-a-Map: Create a concept map using a number line to determine the time interval between snacktime at 10:25 and lunchtime at 1:05.
• Creative Coding: Code a math problem involving measuring time, and challenge a classmate to solve.

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Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of measurement and data with these topics: Elapsed Time and Graphs.

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