## Me he Karaka

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series. It is focused on knowing units of time. A PDF of the student activity is included.

## About this resource

*Figure It Out* is a series of 80 books published between 1999 and 2009 to support teaching and learning in New Zealand classrooms.

This resource provides the teachers' notes and answers for one activity from the* Figure It Out* series. A printable PDF of the student activity can be downloaded from the materials that come with this resource.

Specific learning outcomes:

- Know units of time.

# Me he Karaka

## Achievement objectives

GM2-1: Create and use appropriate units and devices to measure length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), turn (angle), temperature, and time.

## Required materials

*Figure It Out, Level 2–3, Measurement,*"Me he Karaka", page 19

See **Materials that come with this resource** to download:

*Me he Karaka activity*(.pdf)

# Activity

This activity builds on the previous page by asking students to show the time taken for each hand to complete a full turn:

- Minnie Minute Hand: 1 hour
- Oliver Hour Hand: 12 hours
- Sasha Second Hand: 1 minute

The students’ cartoons for question 4 will reveal their understanding of the role of each hand:

Turning the setting knob of an analogue classroom clock can establish the times when the hour and minute hand meet. Encourage the students to try to find a pattern in these times:

Note that the times are not exactly “5 past 1”, “10 past 2”, etc.

The further the hour hand is around the clock, the further on from the hour number it is when the hands meet again. Students may be able to establish that there are 11 times on an analogue clock when the minute and hour hands meet. These times are (approximately):

1:05, 2:11, 3:16, 4:22, 5:27, 6:33, 7:38, 8:43, 9:49, 10:54, 12:00.

**1. **

a. 3 o’clock

b. half past 4

c. 10 to 9

**2.**

60 minutes (1 hour)

**3.**

12 hours

**4.**

Answers will vary. One possible answer is:

**5.**

60 seconds (1 minute)

**6.**

Just after 5 past 1

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