Introduction to Time
“Lost time is never found again!” Benjamin Franklin warns that time is a scarce resource, and if it’s wasted, it cannot be recovered later. Let’s not waste more of it and dive into the question that arises:
What is time?
Time is the ongoing sequence of events taking place. It is used to quantify the duration of the events. It also helps us set the start time or the end time of events.
How Cuemath students learn time
This topic involves children learning what time is and how it’s measured. It’s about learning a valuable skill for a lifetime and gaining understanding on one of the most fundamental uses of mathematics in real life.
Most schools, as well as Cuemath, introduce this topic right from KG where kids learn about time in relation to different parts of the day (morning, afternoon, evening and night). Eventually learning about reading a clock, calculating time elapsed, understanding and reading time in 24 hour format. Via visual and interactive questions with CueMath, children fortify their mental models regarding concept of time and understand how the translation of time works between the 12-hour format and the 24-hour format.
Subtopics include reading the time off the clock, representing time on the clock, understanding the concept of elapsed time or passage of time, and reading the calendar.
Here are a few links that will help you understand the related topic. Also, download free worksheets to practice a few questions.