About the Telling Time Lesson
This is an introductory lesson about how to tell time.
• to identify the basic parts of a clock and the function of each;
• to show how to tell time by reading hand positions on a clock.
It is important to learn to be able to tell what time it is. This skill is used a lot every day. By knowing what time it is, you can make sure that you are never late for your favorite activities. In order to tell time correctly, you will need to know how to read clocks. We are going to learn the different parts of a clock and what these parts do.
The little hand on the clock is the shorter of the two hands. This hand tells us the hour. The big hand on the clock is the longer of the two hands. It tells us what minute it is.