In this TV411 activity, students are encouraged to improve their time management by watching a video segment of a busy student making a schedule. Students make their own schedules and also learn to calculate elapsed time in both digital and analog formats.
Time Management QuickTime Video
Part I: Learning Activity
1. Read the following to your students: "Ruby, a middle school student, has too many interests and too little time. She is having difficulty balancing a variety of activities, and her homework and chores are suffering from it. Her mother insists that she improve her time management by building a schedule. You will watch a video segment in which Ruby works out a schedule and enters it into a planner. As you watch the video, figure out how your schedule would look if you mapped it onto the same planner."
2. Play the Time Management QuickTime Video .
4. Discuss responses to handouts 1 and 2.
5. Use the first two pages of Handout 3: Calculating Elapsed Time Using a Number Line as a transparency to demonstrate the use of a number line in calculating elapsed time.
6. Have students work on the five number line problems on handout 3.
7. Discuss student answers to handout 3.
Part II: Assessment
Assessment: Level A (proficiency): Students calculate elapsed time with and without a number line representation.
Assessment: Level B (above proficiency): Students calculate elapsed time on analog clock faces.