Who knew that you could measure time with a ruler? This great printable resource allows young mathematicians to visualize the hours of the day as they learn to calculate elapsed time. There are many ways to teach elapsed time and using elapsed time ruler as the visual time span for the students to follow is the easiest and fastest way for them to understand and map out elapsed time for themselves. These elapsed time rulers are helpful as a visual aid for your students whenever they are working with elapsed time.
Give your students these elapsed time rulers to ease them measure time in a number line format where they can visually see the elapsed time. Provide this resource to students at the beginning of a lesson series on time, allowing them to use it as a reference when solving in-class and homework assignments. Have students hold the ends of the ruler together to demonstrate the cyclic nature of time. Include in your time telling lessons, and use it to see if your kids can correctly point to the time.
Elapsed time is how much time that takes place between two events of interest. You are basically calculating the difference between those two time periods. This time ruler of elapsed time collection helps students understand and visualize the very difficult concept of elapsed time. Students will explore their prior knowledge of time, discuss fractional parts of an hour, and use a specialized time ruler to calculate elapsed time for real life. The rulers are purposed to help teachers instruct students on elapsed time and duration of time questions.
Elapsed time rulers may be difficult for younger children to correctly assemble. Create a laminated set of these rulers to use year after year when teaching how to calculate elapsed time. We hope you like these learning resources, so download and print off these rulers to help you teach elapsed time to your kid and make him understand the concept even easier!