Saturday, January 4, 2014

Telling Time to the Quarter Hour Bingo - blog freebie!

The other day, I wrote about one of my new products, Quarter Hour Bingo.  I got to use the game with my second graders on Thursday.  We went back to school after winter break for one day and then got a snow day.  I'm glad I didn't start anything new!

I was so excited to have my students play the game.  Math is in the afternoon, so I had to contain my excitement for awhile!  I started off reviewing time by showing the students a time on the clock and they had to tell me what time it was.  They did a really great job remembering how to tell time after 12 days off of school!

After we reviewed, I passed out the bingo chips and game boards.  I use plastic counters and keep them in bowls.  The bowls are shared between 2 and 3 students.  I found this much easier than passing out counters to each student.  This way, I only have 6 bowls to hand out and the chips have a better chance of staying off the floor this way.  I didn't have time to laminate the bingo boards, so I put them in plastic page protector sleeves.  This is a good substitution for lamination.

When I was calling times, I placed them on an empty desk and organized them by time to make it easier to check when someone had bingo.  I thought it would be easier to make four columns (:00, :15, :30, and :45).  Across each row was the same hour.

When we played the first game, I found some of my students had trouble hearing and remembering what time I called.  For our second game, I started displaying the times on the screen using my document camera.  I left three times visible and moved the one at the beginning over to my calling card desk each time I added a new time.  For example, in this picture I would move the 11:00 to the calling card desk and put the new time after 4:00.  I found that this eliminated questions of what time did you say.  I had 3 winners per game and gave each winner a sticker.  The students loved playing and I was surprised by how well they were able to tell time!

Just for following and reading my blog, you can pick up a sample of this product.  The blog freebie has 4 different boards and all the calling cards.  If you like the product and want all 25 boards, you can purchase the full product from my store.

I hope your students love telling time bingo as much as I do!

What games do your students like to play during math?
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  1. Great blog and great game. I found you on the TPT forum. I am your newest follower. Thanks for following my blog! I'm going to check out your Facebook page next.

  2. i have also tried it...really well done, great Bingo game