Bring the ultimate math clock to your classroom!
Have you been looking for an interactive clock for the kids in your class? Our Clock Hop mat can be the perfect solution to your need for teaching clock math. Teaching and learning the analog clock face can be an active and fun activity!
Go beyond the digital clock. This 5 ft x 5 ft floor mat brings learning clock math to a larger-than-life scale. The mat has adequate space for multiple kids to interact with the clock face at once – promoting a collaborative learning environment.
In addition to teaching analog time, this mat can be used to practice skip counting by 5s. The clock contains numbers for the hour, minute, and second hands. Each quadrant is colored differently to visually assist with “halves” and “quarters” of the clock. Students can hop around the clock on the hours and minutes to understand how many hours and minutes are on the clock.
Students will use the included hands (or rulers or their bodies) to identify time on the analog clock. After students are confident with telling time, you can introduce how to solve elapsed time problems by hopping out the differences. Teaching clock math concepts becomes easy!
Upgrade your analog teaching clock to this interactive clock for the kids in your class. Watch learning clock math become an exciting and energetic activity as a result!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 5 ft x 5 ft
- 1 math clock floor mat
- 2 minute hands* (1 blue and 1 green)
- 2 hour hands* (1 blue and 1 green)
*Additional clock hands can also be purchased separately. See drop-down options.
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Create the Time
- Write different times on note cards in digital format. Or, look at a clock with a digital display.
- Have your students use Math & Movement hour and minute hands, a yardstick and ruler, or their own bodies to create the times that they see on the note card or display by hopping on the mat.
- For example, you might ask students to create the time 2:15 on the mat; students will first stand on the 12 hour hand and hop out the hours first, landing on two.
- The student will then place the hour hand down on the 2 where they’re standing.
- In order to find where the minute hand should go, the student will go back to the top of the mat at START HERE and hop 15 spaces/minutes forward, landing on 15. They will then place the minute hand down on the mat pointing towards their feet.
- Repeat this process for each time or note card. Students will see the relationship between analog and digital time.
Grade 1: Practice telling time to the nearest hour and half hour.
Grade 2: Practice telling time to the nearest 5 minute mark.
Grade 3: Practice telling time to the nearest minute.
Download Our Time Cards to Use With Your Mat!