Maths KS1: Titch and Ted Learn to Measure Time (pt 2/6)
Titch and Ted begin their new job – working for Mr Pie at his restaurant. Ted is not the greatest at telling the time but luckily Titch comes to the rescue.
Titch and Ted need to solve mathematical challenges in the real world by telling the time accurately to the hour and half hour.
They learn how many seconds make a minute and how many minutes are in half an hour. They explore the relative size of a second and a minute and the meaning of higher, lower, taller and shorter.
When serving soup, Titch teaches Ted about the meaning of full and half full. Titch and Ted also uncover a common misconception about size and weight and explore measurements.
This clip is from the series Titch and Ted Do Maths.
Children could time themselves doing something for a minute to begin to understand the relative size of the units of time – they might estimate and check how many times they can star jump in one minute, for example.
Children might estimate how long certain activities take by matching a picture of the activity to a given time.
Children could use little clocks to explore telling the time to the hour and the half hour. This might offer links to their understanding of half and whole.
Children might begin to talk about and understand how many minutes make an hour and how many seconds make a minute.
Children might order objects from lightest to heaviest. To address misconceptions about size and weight, teachers may want to include some large light objects and smaller heavy objects.
Suitable for teaching Maths at KS1, particularly measures, time, weight/mass and mathematical skills/problem solving.