Friday, October 11, 2019

What Time Is 30 Minutes From Now?

Got the proctor guide for the PSAT that I have to proctor next week. There is a chart to help proctors determine stop times that are 25, 35, 50, and 60 minutes from a time after the start time hour.

Wait! What? Someone needs a chart to tell them that if the start time is 5 minutes after the hour that 60 minutes later will be 5 minutes after the hour? Apparently someone does. Or someone thinks some one does.

Some of my students, when being told to return to class in a half hour, ask me what time that will be. I blame the analog clock. That and laziness.

So obviously I am wondering, should there be an app for that? Yep, I found a new coding project. Now I just have to decide which class to use it in.


Karyn Voldstad said...

You blame the analog clock? I’m pretty sure the culprit is the death of the analog clock. I see it all the time.

Alfred C Thompson II said...

You misunderstand. The analog clock I am talking about is the one on the wall in my room that it seems the kids have trouble reading. If there was a digital one they might have an easier time.