# Telling Time Connect the Dots

Posted in Common Core, Common Core Math, First Grade, Mathematics, Second Grade, Telling Time, Third Grade on March 29, 2013

What time is it? It’s time for a **free worksheet**, of course!

Here’s a free download of a **connect-the-dots activity** with a twist. Your students should connect the dots on the face of the clock, then figure out what time it is based on the hands that they have drawn. This gives students practice with multiple Common Core skills… counting, following ordered numbers, and of course, telling the time!

While this worksheet is designed for second and third grade students, it *can* be used with first graders… though be aware that the first grade Common Core standard for telling the time only indicates that children should learn their hours and half hours, while this worksheet features a time with a quarter hour (the correct answer to the puzzle is 8:15). That said, it can’t hurt to teach this skill early, as the worksheet can also be fun for this grade level, and can help those students with skills with counting and learning numbers.

### Common Core task cards for second and third grade

If you’re looking for more Common Core activities for your classroom, we have made some new products this week – **Common Core task cards**. There are ten cards each in six scenarios – including a trip to the beach, a visit to the veterinarian, and helping a farmer work on the farm – where kids can practice their Common Core mathematics skills in work centers in your classroom. These cards are available for second grade and third grade.

### First and Second Grade Common Core Standards for Mathematics

This worksheet aligns with the following standards:

**2.MD.7**, Number & Operations in Base Ten:

Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

**3.MD.1**, Number & Operations in Base Ten:

Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

I love this time activity – a fun twist on boring, old time worksheets! I’ll be using this in my class’ homework packet this week. Thanks!

Thanks so much Nicole, we really appreciate it! I hope the activity worked well with your class!