A teaching tool for children learning to read an analogue clock
Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2014-03-21 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: analogue clock,telling time.
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Over the years the image of the clock has been abstracted and stylized to
a point where a long and a short line inside a circle, or even inside four
dots on the ordinals, can be instantaneously recognized as a clock. This is
perfectly fine if you already know how to read the analog clock but it makes
no sense to use such a design as a teaching aid.
As a teaching device, you need to make sure all the information that has been abstracted away has been put back.
That is the basic principle of the ccClock
- The minute hand points at the minute dial
- All the minutes are listed removing the need to know the 5 or 15 math table
- The Clockwise direction is emphasized with arrows and text orientation.
- The two per day rotation of the hour hand is described using a concentric spiral
- The progression of day into night is indicated by recognizable icons of the rising and setting sun and moon
- The written format is described in the traditional dial digits
- The spoken form is described in speech balloons
Comment #1 posted on 2014-03-31T19:08:56Z by jezra
what do you mean 'no one says that'?
If the time is 9:04, I don't say "four after nine" or "four past nine", I say "nine oh four". Dag-nabbit! kids these days.
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