Time Clock Game
At this station be sure to have enough model clocks so each student can use one.
Students will work in pairs at this station. They begin by setting the same time on both of their clocks. Have each student say the time aloud. Next, one child will hide her clock and change the time. He or she will tell their partner how much time has passed for that new time to be reached. The partner, then, must figure out what the new time is, and show that time on his or her model clock. Finally, children compare clocks to see if the times match and say aloud the new time. Afterwards, they switch roles and repeat the process, continuing this until their turn at that station is over.
To add a little fun to the game, you could prepare a scenario that assigns roles to each student. For instance, the child hiding the clock is a master, and the partner is a spy. The master is telling them the spy how much time they have to complete an assignment, and they want to know at what time that task will be completed. With or without a silly scenario, though, this center requires students to use the full extent of their time knowledge.
Although these centers work at different levels of understanding and application for students, both will save you time on teaching students to master this difficult math concept.