Time fraction learning kit - fraction of time - Montessori materials

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What is quarter of an hour? How much of an hour is over when there is 10 to? How many 5 minutes make up an hour?

This material is a time fraction kit for manipulation and learning to tell time. It will help children understand fractional measures of time and will allow them to further develop and refine their fine motor skills, spatial understanding, concentration, and sense of order.

This includes the base with 5 minute markers and 6 sets of 1 hour split into different fractions.

Self-correcting indicators include the size and shape of the time fraction pieces and the size of the base. 

Why do you need this puzzle in the classroom?

  • Engages Multiple Learning Styles: The puzzle engages visual, tactile, and kinetic learners, making it a versatile addition to any classroom.

  • Promotes Independent Learning: Children can use the puzzle independently or in small groups, promoting self-reliance and cooperative learning.

  • Follows Montessori principles: The Wooden Time Fraction Puzzle adheres to Montessori principles of self-directed, hands-on learning and control of error.

  • Sensory Learning: The puzzle offers a sensory experience, with the smooth texture of the wooden pieces providing a calming and focus-enhancing element to the learning process.

  • Promotes Logical Thinking: The puzzle encourages logical and critical thinking, as children have to figure out how to represent different time fractions with the available pieces.

  • Encourages Concentration and Precision: Using the puzzle requires concentration and precision, key skills in Montessori education.

  • Aesthetically Pleasing: The puzzle's natural wood finish and simple, elegant design make it an aesthetically pleasing addition to the Montessori learning environment.

  • Hands-On Learning: The Wooden Time Fraction Puzzle offers an interactive, tactile way to teach children about fractions and time, making abstract concepts tangible and easier to understand.

  • Self-Paced Learning: With this puzzle, children can learn at their own pace, experimenting with different combinations of time fractions and gradually building their understanding.


Variations: Explore how many of each of the time fraction pieces are needed to fill the base/make an hour open-endedly. 

Extensions: Combine various time fractions to explore how many are needed to fill the base. Explore which time fractions are equal to others. 

The base is cherry or maple and the inserts are hardwood aspen. Measures 5.5" diameter. 


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