Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Teaching Time? Try this free site for exploring time, fractions, and more on virtual clocks with geared or free-moving hands.

Today, we will be learning about how to use the Math Clock on the website https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/apps.

The Math Clock is a helpful tool for students who are learning to tell time and practicing their skills in math. It displays a traditional clock face with an hour hand, a minute hand, and a second hand. However, what makes this clock unique is that it also displays the time in digital format, and allows you to customize the clock to show different types of clocks, such as 12-hour or 24-hour clocks.

Here are the steps to use the Math Clock on the website:

Step 1: Visit the website https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/apps on your computer or mobile device and choose open web app.

Step 2: Once the Math Clock page is open, you will see options at the bottom of the screen and choose the clock with a +. To set and choose what type of clock you would like. 

Step 3: Once you have set the clock to your desired settings, you can use it to practice telling time by asking yourself questions such as "What time will it be in 2 hours?" or "What time was it 30 minutes ago?"

Step 4: You can add a digital clock, a shade, and many more options. 

Step 5: A really great final feature is to share the screen or an image of the screen with others by clicking on the share icon on the bottom right.

In addition to practicing time-telling skills, the Math Clock can also be used to teach other math concepts, such as fractions and angles. For example, you can ask questions like "What fraction of the clock does the hour hand cover when it's pointing to 3?" or "What is the angle between the hour hand and the minute hand when the time is 6:30?"

In conclusion, the Math Clock is a versatile and useful tool for students of all ages who are learning to tell time and practicing their math skills. By following these steps, you can easily use the Math Clock on the website https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/apps to enhance your math learning experience. 

Embedded below is a 2 minute and 35 second YouTube tutorial.

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