Using Clock Manipulatives to Explore Math Curriculum

24 December 2015

I know many of us are spending the day with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and enjoy winter break...so I am going to keep this short and sweet. 

I recently discovered and great clock manipulative that is a great addition to any Pre-K or primary grade classroom. It is the Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock found on Amazon for only $10! It is a nice large wooden clock, about 9 inches in diameter. It is fantastic for teaching fine motor skills, numbers, colors, shapes, concepts of time and much more! 

Here are a few ways students can use the clock to explore numbers, shapes, colors, time:
I love that students can use the numbers on the clocks to sort, make number sentences, and order numbers! To extend, students can sort by even and odd numbers, number of sides or corners on a shape, build patterns, and much more! I had students even use Post-it Notes to write addition and subtraction sentences but you could use Post-in Notes to compare numbers with greater and less than symbols too. 

These math clocks are great for a math center or even a guided math group with the teacher.

I would love to hear how you see your students using the math tool or if you already have one leave a comment about how you are currently using it!

Happy Holidays and enjoy every second of your winter break!



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