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A list of online games for clocks, calendars, and elapsed time

This is an annotated and hand-picked list of online games, tools, worksheets, and activities that you can use to help your children or students tell time or read the clock, practice reading calendars, and calculating elapsed time. I have tried to gather a variety of resources and have personally checked out each website, to make sure it is truly useful for my site visitors!

Clock/Telling Time   Calendars   Elapsed Time

Clock/Telling Time

Interactive clock to practice telling time
Show children how to tell time with this interactive clock (analog or digital). You can limit the time to the half hours, quarter hours, or to 10, 5, and 1 minute. Generate a random time to let students practice telling time.
/interactives/telling_time.php

Parking Time
Steer the car into the parking place that shows the correct time.
www.mathnook.com/math/parking-time.html

Matching Pairs Time
Match analogue to analogue, analogue to digital, analogue to words, or digital to words.
www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3

Telling the Time in Words
This page contains several activities to practice telling time, including word problems, worksheets, and a timetable.
mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words

Match Digital and Analog Clock
Match the digital time with the analog time.
www.turtlediary.com/game/match-digital-and-analog-clock.html

On Time
Click and drag the hands of the clock to the correct time. This can be challenging!
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game4.swf

Quarter Hours Interactive Mad Maths
Write the time shown on the analog clock. Includes "quarter to" and "quarter past".
www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/quarterhours/quarterhoursimm/quarterhoursimm.htm

Bang On Time
Read the time in words and then stop the clock when the hands are in the matching position.
www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html

Time Matching Game
Match the analog clocks with the correct English phrases.
www.math-play.com/time-matching-game.html

Interactive Teaching Clock
Play around with the controls — you can do all kinds of demonstrations with this clock!
www.visnos.com/demos/clock

ClockWorks
Choose "advanced" level for 3rd grade practice. Move the hands of the clock to the given time by clicking on the tick marks on the clock.
mrnussbaum.com/clockworks/

Stop the Clock 4!
Drag the five digital times to the correct analog clocks, and then press STOP THE CLOCK button.
resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec4.html

AM and PM times
This page includes a brief explanation of AM and PM, as well as a practice activity and games.
www.aaamath.com/k8_ampm.htm

Time Balloons
Help MathPup fetch the time balloon that matches the launchpad time.
www.mathnook.com/math/timeballoons.html

AM or PM
Practice relating AM and PM to typical events during the day.
www.mathgames.com/skill/2.19-am-or-pm

On Time
Set the clock's hands to the given time. Four different levels.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

Clock Shoot
A game where you need to click on the clock with the matching time (analog/digital). Three different levels: whole hours, half hours, or quarter hours.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/clock_shoot.htm

Teaching Time
Analogue/digital clock games and worksheets. Also an interactive "class clock" to demonstrate time.
www.teachingtime.co.uk

That Quiz: Time
Online quizzes for all time-related topics: reading the clock, time passed, adding/subtracting with time, conversion of time units, and time zones practice. The quizzes have many levels, can be timed or not, and include lots of options for customization. Easy to use and set up.
www.thatquiz.org/tq-g/math/time

Math Mammoth Clock
A self-teaching worktext for 1st - 3rd grades that covers telling time (reading the clock), AM/PM, elapsed time, using the calendar, and changing time units. Available as a download ($4.75) and also as a printed copy.

Time-for-Time
A resource site to learn about time: worksheets, games, quizzes, time zones, and an interactive clock.
www.time-for-time.com/default.htm

Telling Time Worksheets
Make printable clock face worksheets for telling time to the hour, to the half hour, to quarter hour, to 5-minute intervals, or to the minute. Available both in PDF and html formats. The page includes both ready-made worksheets for grades 1, 2, and 3, and a versatile worksheet generator.
/worksheets/clock.php

Elapsed Time Worksheets
Generate printable worksheets for elapsed time. You can practice the elapsed time, finding the starting time, or finding the ending time. The time interval can be to the accuracy of 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or whole hours.
www.mathnook.com/elapsedtimegen.html

Elapsed Time Line
This interactive tool shows 2 clocks that have draggable fingers to set a "from" and "to" time, and a number line. You can demonstrate how to use a number line to calculate elapsed time.
www.teacherled.com/2008/10/05/elapsed-time-line

Clockwise
Plug in a time, and the clock runs till it reaches it, or clock runs to a time and you type it in.
www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ClockWise/

What Time Is It?
Look at the analog clock and pick the digital clock that shows the same time.
www.primarygames.com/time/start.htm

A Visual Way to Solve Elapsed Time Problems
This is a very natural, simple way to find out how much time elapses between two given clock times, and is exactly the way I also teach it.
www.zooktutoring.com/a-visual-way-to-solve-elapsed-time-problems

Time Calculations from BBC BiteSize
Three pages of examples of time calculations, followed by a 10-question quiz.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/maths_i/measure/time_calc/revision/1/

Online Countdown Timer
This site creates a customizable timer that is very useful in the classroom (or home).
www.timercountdown.net

Calendars

Days of the Week
This page has a lesson on the days of the week, plus 3 practice exercises to reinforce the topic.
www.turtlediary.com/game/days-of-the-week.html

Months of the Year
Learn about the months of the year in this interactive lesson, and practice with simple exercises to recall the names and order of the months
www.turtlediary.com/game/months-of-the-year.html

Calendar Clowns
Answer questions about the calendar by clicking on the correct date.
mrnussbaum.com/calendarclowns/

Under the Sea
Practice time and calendar topics. Finish all the topics to unlock a treasure!
www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa/flash/index.html?goLesson=13

Using the Calendar — Questions
Locate information on a calendar, use a calculator to calculate time intervals, and answer questions about next month using this month’s calendar.
mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/261

Elapsed Time

Find the Start Time
Word problems about starting times with multiple-choice answers. Choose "full screen", then "Find the start time". Next, choose option 4 or 5.
mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/119/find_the_start_time

ThatQuiz — Elapsed time
A ten-question quiz on Elapsed Time
www.thatquiz.org/tq-g/?-j4-l4-p0

Adding Time Word Problems
Read the time on either an analogue or digital clock and then answer a word problem involving adding a given time.
mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/118/adding_time_word_problems

Time for Crime — Elapsed Time Mystery
A single mystery problem which can be solved by thinking of the elapsed time: who is the thief?
teacher.scholastic.com/maven/timefor/index.htm

Difference Between Two Times
Work out the difference between two given times. A time line may help.
www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/timetables/index.htm

Interactivate: Elapsed Time
Practice calculating elapsed time with analog or digital clocks.
www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ElapsedTime/

RoboClock 3: Elapsed Time
How much time has passed in hours and minutes? Help RoboClock solve the problems.
www.primarygames.com/math/roboclock3/

Time Slice
Solve word problems involving time and elapsed time.
www.mathslice.com/time-slice.html



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