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Watch It! Elapsed Time Clock™
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from Erie, PA
About Me Educator
Comments about Watch it! Elapsed Time Clock™:
ClockWOW!! Now this is the ultimate in time teaching tools! I teach sixth grade math and STEM and was given this clock as a gift. I was immediately enamored by it! This manipulative allows the children to see the whole process of elapse time from start to finish. It eliminates the confusion of having to keep track of the start time and records the elapse time as the finish time is reached. This product truly shows and teaches elapsed time. Having been a math coach for several years I highly recommend this product to any teacher or parent, no matter what your grade level. It is well worth the price! The parts do move a bit hard and it is a bit loud if you are looking for a quiet manipulative. My students and I enjoyed this and even discussed it from a design point of view and why it would work this way.Now for a more personal experience… as a sixth grade teacher this nice sturdy clock offered me two levels of application. First it allowed me a chance get the students interested in some quick elapsed time problems, not complicated to the minute, but complex enough to give them a moment of pause as they calculated the answer in their head. As a Bell Ringer tool this clock is excellent. At my level it is for engagement and application, not instructional.My second application for this product was perhaps the best for my level of instruction. In a STEM lesson we were able to use this clock as an example of what is involved in the engineering design process by turning it around and looking at all the working parts. We also made a strong connection between the engineer who would designed the working mechanics of the clock and the artist who created the colorful and inviting shape of the clock.No matter what grade you teach, students will use and enjoy this clock.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Surprised At How Much Can Be Learned!
from Chicago, IL
About Me Parent
Time is something that I remember struggling with when I was younger and I admit sometimes I still struggle with if the clock has no numbers on it. At my son's Kindergarten meeting the teacher said how they will not be working on "Time" until about 2nd grade. She said there are other things that they will focus on and "Time" does require some time to teach. Luckily I got the "Watch It! Elapsed Time Clock" from Educational Insights to check out with my boys so they can maybe get a head start.The "Watch it! Elapsed Time Clock" is actually pretty cool. When I first looked at it I didn't understand how it would be beneficial but once I took it out and played around it, I saw the value. First off, this product does not require batteries - yeah! So what you do is set the first clock by pushing the blue piece to the time you want. The time is also displayed right underneath it. Then you do the same for the second clock. Now what is cool is that the middle black piece tells you the Elapsed Time. For example, the first clock says 10:15 and the second 10:20, Elapsed Time is 5 minutes. Another example: First clock says 10:15 and second says 12:30 so the Elapsed Time is 2 hours 15 minutes. You can also close the stopwatch in the middle so the Elapsed Time is not displayed. This would be good for practicing (or for teachers!) So not only can you learn to tell time but you can also learn Elapsed Time, which I think is another hard concept to grasp. My boys are only 4 and 5 but they are fascinated with clocks and I hope this helps them to start to understand time. It really is pretty neat. I also want to add its big but it would fit on a shelf and is easy to grab and use. There are no additional pieces required either. Very simple but an important concept for kids to learn.
Merchant response: Thanks, Cher! Sounds like your son will master time "ahead of time!"
By Sam HaveSippy
About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent, Thrifty
Time is a difficult concept to wrap your mind around. You can measure it but not with a ruler, you can lose it but will never find it. Oh, and it makes your hair grey. When you are having fun it flies, but when you are not it drags on by- and of course it will continue on until…. well…. the end of time. Let's get all the little guys and gals involved in all the ticking fun with Watch It! The elapsed time clock. This clock will help kids thinking hours and minutes instead of 5 minutes, 5 minutes. The clock itself is big and tough for little kids to play with. It is also well built and easy to use. The stopwatch in the middle tells the difference between the two clock on either side of the apparatus. Both clocks display the clock on both their faces and the numerical display below. This makes for some great fun not only in time learning but also in subtraction and understanding time periods. If dinner takes a half hour to make, how long is that really? It is very easy to then show kids with this clock.
Merchant response: Thanks, SHS! We'll be "watch"-ing for your next review!
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from torrington ct
About Me Cheerleading
this clock is awsome it helps you with like homework i love this i use it in school
Merchant response: It's about "time" someone recognized how super cool our Elapsed Time Clock is! Thanks for the review, Kelsey!
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