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In this Video on How to Read an Analog Clock Face

In the landfill, Freddie Zuri find a broken house? Or is it a clock? They aren't sure exactly what it is because all the numbers and hands have fallen off. After taking it home, they look it up on their computer and learn that it is a cuckoo clock. However, they need to learn more in order to fix it. In this video, Zuri and Freddie learn about analog clock faces.

Analog Clock Face for Teaching

Analog clocks are tools used to measure and tell time. We usually see analog clocks that look like circles, but they can be other shapes too!

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The front of the clock is called the face. The face shows the numbers one through twelve at equal spaces along its edge. Four special numbers help us make sure the others are spaced evenly: twelve at the top, six at the bottom, three on the right and nine on the left.

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On this clock, there are two hands, or arrows, pointing to the numbers.The shorter arrow, or hour hand, points to the hour. The longer arrow or, minute hand, points to the minute.

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You can remember this because the word hour is short like the hour hand. The word minute is long like the minute hand.

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The hands on the clock always move this way around the face, from one to twelve.

How Does an Analog Clock Work: Assembling a Clock Face

Let's put the numbers and hands on this clock face.

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First, we sort our numbers in order from one to twelve.

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Next, we put the number twelve at the top spot. Then add the rest of the numbers, starting with one.

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Last, we have the short hour hand and the long minute hand meet in the middle. Viola, our clock face is complete!

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Summary: Analog Clock Faces

  • Analog clocks are tools used to measure and tell time.

  • The front is called the face and shows the numbers one through twelve at equal spaces along the edge.

  • Two hands point to the numbers to tell us the time: the shorter hour hand and the longer minute hand.

  • The hands always move around the face from one to twelve.

Practice: How to Read an Analog Clock Face

Have you practiced yet? On this website, you can also find worksheets and exercises with analog clock faces for kids.

Transcript Clock Faces

Freddie and Zuri can't wait to see what's in today's dump. "Is this a house...or a clock?" "Hmmm, let's take it back to the van and find out!" This is a cuckoo clock, but it's fallen apart! Let's help Freddie and Zuri put it back together by teaching them about "Clock Faces!" This type of clock is called an analog clock. Analog clocks are tools used to measure and tell time. We usually see analog clocks that look like circles, but they can be other shapes too! The front of the clock is called the face. The face has the numbers one through twelve at equal spaces along its edge. Four special numbers help us make sure the others are spaced evenly: twelve at the top, six at the bottom, three on the right and nine on the left. On this clock, there are two hands, or arrows, pointing to the numbers. The shorter arrow, or hour hand, points to the hour. The longer arrow or, minute hand, points to the minute. You can remember this because the word hour is short like the hour hand. The word minute is long like the minute hand. The hands on the clock always move this way around the face, from one to twelve. Let's put the numbers and hands on this clock face. First, we sort our numbers in order from one to twelve. Next, we put the number twevle at the top spot. Let's put the rest of the numbers on starting with one. Last, we have the short hour hand and the long minute hand meet in the middle. Ta-dah, our clock face is complete! Now that we've practiced assembling a clock face, let's help Freddie and Zuri fix the one they found! What do we do first? We put the numbers in order from one to twelve! What happens next? Next, twelve goes to the top of the clock face. Now, let's put the rest of the numbers on starting with one. Uh-oh something does not look right! What is wrong? The numbers are pushed too close together! How can we fix this? Let's spread the numbers out evenly at each marker so that they meet up with twelve at the top. That's better, what is our last step? Last, we have the short hour hand and the long minute hand meet in the middle. We've fixed the cuckoo clock. "Let's point the hour hand to one and the minute hand to twelve!" "Freddie, what did you do?!" Before we find out what's happening, let's remember! Analog clocks are tools used to measure and tell time. They usually look like a circle, but can be any shape. The front is called the face and shows the numbers one through twelve at equal spaces along the edge. Twelve is at the top, six is at the bottom, three is on the right and nine is on the left. Two arrows, or hands, point to the numbers to tell us the time. The shorter arrow, or hour hand, points to the hour. The longer arrow or, minute hand, points to the minute. The hands always move this way around the face, from one to twelve. . "Now I know why it was broken!"