Time Mini Project – Planning a day at the movies


Posted by lisar | Posted in Time, Time Tables | Posted on September 18, 2015

Lesson 1 Planning:

Reading and highlighting Timetables (movie times & transport – bus, train)

Students are given a timetable for the movies, bus and train and need to use these to plan which movie they want to see on a Saturday day or night and which train and bus they might need to catch from their house to get there and home. Brainstorm extra activities we do when we have a trip to the movies. Movie timetables are set on hour or half hour intervals and run for a variety of times. Students to select based on their abilities


Lesson 2 Planning:

Plan the day – Duration

Running schedule/list

Students continue their brainstorm of extra activities they do at the movies (buy popcorn, go to the toilet). Think about the duration of each of these activities. List each one in their books. Durations of events may vary based on student’s abilities


Lesson 3 Planning:

Plan the day – Timeline #1

Colour blocks of time, show am/pm

Students rule up timelines in their books, which they must input the lines to show half an hour, quarter hour and hour blocks. Students begin inputting their movie time etc in colour codes to show the duration of activities to the nearest minute. Use their list from last lesson. Create a key for colour coded times


Lesson 4 Planning:

Plan the day – Timeline #2

Students finish off their timeline from last lesson. Make sure all durations are colour coded.


Extension: Calculate costing (eg. tickets for movies & transport, food)

Calculate the cost of tickets, transport, food etc. using the computer

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