Some news articles have noted that students today are losing the ability to read analog clocks, surrounded as they are by computers, smart phones, DVRs, game systems, and other digital devices. But analog still has a place in the world, and won't be going away entirely any time soon. Look at an ad for any luxury watch; they are still in analog. Help your students learn to read analog time by using these clock templates. A "quarter after" means 25 minutes after the hour, right? Because a quarter is 25 cents. I wish I'd had these templates when I was young.
How Clocks Can Be Used to Relate to Cycles? We all know what clocks are! They are a representative of time, and they come in all sizes! You can wear them on your hands, keep it on your side table, or put it on your wall. But have you ever thought if there is just one function to clocks? Well, the answer is no. With clocks, there are several other things you can learn, and one such example is relating to cycles. Now, do we know what cycles are? Let us tell you. Cycles are like a rotation in one direction, that starts from one point and takes a 360-degree turn and completes exactly where it started. There are many cycles, such as the seasonal change, the completion of the year, water cycle, and many more! But how do we know that a cycle is completed from a clock? Easy! The clock displays a series of 12 numbers. If a cycle is started at 1, it will not be complete until it has touched all numbers and come back to 1. Similar is the case with 2, 3, and the rest of the numbers!