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        WNBA Supermom and Elapsed Time

        Students learn to use a calendar to calculate elapsed time in days, weeks and months. They practice calculating elapsed time in seconds, minutes and hours.

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        Overview

        In this TV411 activity, students watch a video segment of a WNBA star who provides tips on time management including the preparation of a daily and monthly schedule. Students learn to use a calendar to calculate elapsed time in months, weeks and days. They also practice calculating elapsed time in hours, minutes and seconds.

        Grade Level:

        3-6

        Suggested Time

        1 hour

        Media Resources

        WNBA Supermom QuickTime Video

        Materials

        Elapsed Time: Days, Weeks and Months handout
        Assessment: Level A
        Assessment: Level B
        Answer Key

        The Lesson

        Part I: Learning Activity

        1. Read the following to your students: "Utah Starzz WNBA basketball champion Olympia Scott Richardson discusses how she manages her timeas an athlete, a young mother, a writer, and a musician. As you watch the video segment make a list of the tips she gives about effective time management."

        2. Play the WNBA Supermom QuickTime Video .

        3. Discuss with students the tips they recorded.

        4. Distribute the Elapsed Time: Days, Weeks and Months handout .

        5. Ask students to complete the handout.

        6. Discuss the handout.

        Part II: Assessment

        Assessment: Level A (proficiency): Students calculate elapsed time in months, weeks and days using a calendar representation.

        Assessment: Level B (above proficiency): Students calculate elapsed time in minutes and seconds in the context of deep sea diving.

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