To learn how to tell time, students can compare relative times by organizing daily activities into a timeline. The teacher asks the students to note what time they perform specific activities such as traveling to school, watching a favorite show or eating dinner.
Students can distinguish a.m. and p.m. times based on the time of day in which their related activities occur. For example, a student may go to school at 8 a.m. and go to bed at 8 p.m.
To increase the difficulty level, teachers or parents can let children record the start and end times of specific activities, such as completing a worksheet or playing a computer game. The student must calculate the number of minutes that make up the duration of each activity.