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Exploring Time with 5th and 6th Class Learning Path

By PDST

his learning path, suitable for 5th and 6th class, supports the exploration of the relationship between time, distance and average speed through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
7 resources in this Learning Path

1

Measures Handbook - PDST Numeracy

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19602/19325.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Handbook

This manual has been designed by members of the Professional Development Service for Teachers. The aim of this Teacher’s Handbook is to assist teachers in teaching the strand of Measures (infants to 6th
class). This comprises the Strand Units of Length, Area, Weight, Capacity, Time and Money. This resource is
intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum
(PSMC) rather than replace it.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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Trundle Wheel Measures - Time Activity for 5th and 6th Class (Suggested worksheet)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32118/31860.docx Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Assessment / Worksheet

Learners compare distances traveled to estimates for different types of movements. Calculate speed per second, minute and hour.

Accompany PDST Measures manual https://www.scoilnet.ie/uploads/resources/19602/19325.pdf

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed

Suggestions for use: This is a suggested record sheet. Learners can also compare distances and speeds of family members

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

How fast is fast? - Time Activities for 5th and 6th Class

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/how-fast-fast Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

This unit is designed to provide students with a measurement context in which to use number operations. In calculating speed from distance and time, they will apply number strategies as they convert between units.

Activity 1: Discussing Speed
Activity 2: Running a kilometre
Activity 3: Running 100m
Activity 4: Bike Ride Problem
Activity 5: World Records

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed

Suggestions for use: These are a series of practical and real life problem based activities that give context to learners understanding of the relationship between distance, speed and time.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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4

Bike Ride - Time Activity for 5th and 6th class

https://nrich.maths.org/1010 Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Assessment / Lesson Plan

This problem could be used when time, length and distance are being introduced or discussed. It also requires careful thinking to work out how the problem should be tackled.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed

Suggestions for use: Develop higher order maths skills: problem solving, reasoning

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Timmy, Tammy, Tommy - Problem Solving Time Activity for 5th and 6th class

https://nrich.maths.org/2408 Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

This challenging problem can consolidate student understanding of average speed, distance and time.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Suggestions for use: Consolidation activity. Developing computational strategies for understanding.

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Language: English
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6

Senior Brainteaser - Hare and Tortoise

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19401/19095.pdf Added: 28 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Document on a Senior Brainteaser - Hare and Tortoise Race. Recommended by PDST Numeracy Team for Maths Week Daily Brainteaser Challenge. Answers can be submitted via @PDSTNumeracy @ScoilnetPrimary. Students will need to explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Suggestions for use: Solve the Problem of the Day Brainteaser Challenge individually, in pairs or as a class.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed

Suggestions for use: Solve the Problem of the Day Brainteaser Challenge individually, in pairs or as a class.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

Time, distance and average speed calculator.

http://www.machinehead-software.co..../bike/speed_distance_time_calc.html Added: 16 Nov 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

A great tool which works out time, distance and average speed by using inputs, including distance, time and speed. It is used by cyclists but just as good for the classroom. (Needs Java)

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Suggestions for use: This calculator could be used after a walking activity in the hall, school surrounds or elsewhere. The children are given the relevant formula for their challenge and then check their answers against the calculator. The website gives the formula used which will aid the children with the challenge.

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Language: English
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