This resource includes two sets of elapsed time word problem task cards. There are several types of problems within each set. Some cards require students to find the ending or starting time while others require them to tell how much time has passed. The sets are color-coded and each set contains 32 cards. Both sets include a cover card, student answer sheet and answer key. There are also two challenge cards that can be used with most of the other cards in either set.
The first set (with the yellow clock face) features relatively easy word problems. Most require just one step – though there are a few two-step problems mixed in. This one would be great to use when you are introducing the concept or at the start of the year.
The second set (with the blue hour glass) features more challenging problems. They are evenly split between one and two-step problems. These would work well for advanced third-graders, at the end of the year, or for fourth grade.
Using a student-generated number line is a great strategy for solving this type of problem. You may also want to have one of those yellow student clocks available for students to use with these cards.
The cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie or envelope. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.
Contents of this set include:
• Directions and Suggestions
• 64 Task Cards
• Challenge Card
• Student Answer Sheets
• Answer Key
Common Core Standards addressed in this set:
CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A.1 Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
It also address the first part of this one:
CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time….
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