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# Elapsed Time and Scheduling

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Funding for the VITAL/Ready to Teach collection was secured through the United States Department of Education under the Ready to Teach Program.

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Everyday Math (2004)
Teacher Reference Manual: p. 396
Teacher Reference Manual: pp. 211-212
Student Reference Book: pp. 197-198

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### Overview

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.

3-6

1 hour

### Media Resources

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 .

3. Distribute Handout 1: Your Schedule and Handout 2: Schedule Questions .

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.