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  1. 1. The science of time keeping.
  2. 2. The Horology Set Time is unique in that it cannot be perceived through sensory or tangible experiences in the way other measurement concepts can. The notions of time include seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, seasons, year, decade, and century etc. The Horology set focuses on reading clock faces, writing analogue/digital times, and the language used with time eg, Minute, minute hands, hour, hour hand, quarter past, quarter to, half past and the passage of time. Understanding of time measurement includes: - concept of duration or passage of time - knowledge of sequence and order in time - clock face reading The Horology Set was designed to facilitate learning for learners from Prep to Year 4 as time as a measurement needs to be included in early primary schooling as time is something that learners face daily. The set includes activities, games, ICT’s, worksheets, and BLM cards that can be used as whole class or as station activities. These can be adapted from year to year.
  3. 3. Time involves much more than reading a scale, such as a clock face, where the same digit and divisions are sometimes used to refer to the hour that has just passed, sometimes to the number of minutes after the hour. To then use the same digits to indicate time differently, minutes before the next hour, tends to be very confusing. Even a digital display, which many children find easier to read offers only a momentary glimpse of time and both forms involve developing an understanding of the passage of time. (Booker, Bond, Sparrow & Swan, pg. 487). Time is, therefore, one of the most difficult measurement concepts for children to understand (Siemon, Beswick, Brady, Clark, Faragher & Warren, pg. 441)
  4. 4. Day/Month/Season Flip cards, 4 time based jigfit puzzles, 4 time bingo sets, access to iPad games, IWB game, Sunflower clock with removable petals, Tracking Time Grade 2 BLM’s, 10 BLM Clock worksheets, 4 BLM Telling Time worksheets, BLM Recognising Day and Night, 11 BLM Time facts and Calendar Worksheets/Quizzes, 3 MYO Timepiece, Watch Time, an excel spreadsheet for 12/24 hr conversion, Magnetic Wall Chart, and the Good Measure Workbook. Each set contains…….
  5. 5. The Purple Folder The Purple Folder contains lesson plan ideas that focus on the following objectives: Introduces minutes in an hour Telling time with non conventional time pieces Counting in 5 minutes and elapsed time Telling time to the half hour, quarter hour and time before the hour.
  6. 6. The Blue Folder The Blue Folder Contains: The Tracking Time Workbook Clock Work and Time on Your Side These BLM’s have the objectives to teach: Telling time to the half hour, quarter hour and time before the hour, Day and Night, elapsed time and days in a month, Introduction of digital clocks
  7. 7. The Horology Set Why The Horology Set? The Horology Set is builds on initial learning experiences associated with the passing and sequencing of time involving the division of days and weeks, extending students to the passing and sequencing of time, and broadens to reading of time with standard (clocks) and non standard (hourglass and sundials) time units. The Horology Set has been based on the research from Booker et al that time is about ‘perceiving and identifying the attribute, comparing and ordering, and measuring using non-standard units.’(pg 510)
  8. 8. References Booker, G., Bond, D., Sparrow, L., & Swan, P. (2010) Teaching Primary Mathematics (4th ed). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia Group Pty Siemon, D., Beswick, K., Brady, K., Clark, J., Faragher, R., Warren, E., (2011) Teaching mathematics: Foundation to Middle Years. South Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press. Education.com