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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:25 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:What does quarter of mean anyways? I use quarter till or quarter after.

Ive never even heard quarter of before.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby columbia on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:00 pm

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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Shyster on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Does anyone else prefer to use 24-hour time?
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:08 pm

Shyster wrote:Does anyone else prefer to use 24-hour time?


I did for a couple years after leaving the service, but I've completely reverted to normal time. Does come in handy though sometimes.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Godric on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Shyster wrote:Does anyone else prefer to use 24-hour time?


My mother.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:23 pm

I work in an industry where we use it so I use it.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby columbia on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:24 pm

mac5155 wrote:I work in an industry where we use it so I use it.


Right...I'm totally comfortable with it, but don't think in it.
If that makes sense.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:35 pm

People look at me like im speaking spanish when I say "I'll meet you there at twenty-one-hundred"
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:09 pm

They should.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:10 pm

Shyster wrote:Does anyone else prefer to use 24-hour time?


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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Puffymuffin on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:20 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:What does quarter of mean anyways? I use quarter till or quarter after.


Quarter to, quarter past.

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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Factorial on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:25 pm



I guess this is a dying expression. More reason to teach the kids to use it. I've tried to get them to say "clicker" instead of "remote" but they just scoff at me.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:30 pm

Factorial wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:Depending on age it's a very tough concept for children to grasp. This is compounded further by there being no real need to tell time on a traditional clock in this day and age.


Draw a circle and draw a line down the middle. Now draw another line making four equal size pieces of the circle. Add the numbers and that's it. I guess I will do this tonight.

Yes, there is a need for knowing this. Just because people have calculators doesn't mean they shouldn't learn how to +. -. *, or / by hand.

There's really no need for knowing that in sense of a clock. There just isn't in the world today. The calculator analogy doesn't work here. I would say a clock could be used to teach the concept of fractions but for the majority of children the concept of a pizza works much better. Everyone has a cell phone, works on or near a computer, drives a car, etc. all those have digital read clocks. The analog clock is slowly but surely being phased out of society because it's not needed. Now if you just want them to know what a quarter of or quarter till etc. means I suggest telling them. The whole reading a clock thing won't help them in the long run... it's not an essential life skill any longer just like cursive writing.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Factorial on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Factorial wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:Depending on age it's a very tough concept for children to grasp. This is compounded further by there being no real need to tell time on a traditional clock in this day and age.


Draw a circle and draw a line down the middle. Now draw another line making four equal size pieces of the circle. Add the numbers and that's it. I guess I will do this tonight.

Yes, there is a need for knowing this. Just because people have calculators doesn't mean they shouldn't learn how to +. -. *, or / by hand.

There's really no need for knowing that in sense of a clock. There just isn't in the world today. The calculator analogy doesn't work here. I would say a clock could be used to teach the concept of fractions but for the majority of children the concept of a pizza works much better. Everyone has a cell phone, works on or near a computer, drives a car, etc. all those have digital read clocks. The analog clock is slowly but surely being phased out of society because it's not needed. Now if you just want them to know what a quarter of or quarter till etc. means I suggest telling them. The whole reading a clock thing won't help them in the long run... it's not an essential life skill any longer just like cursive writing.


So those arrays of clocks showing the time in various cities in the world are now digital? Blech.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:38 pm

Factorial wrote:
So those arrays of clocks showing the time in various cities in the world are now digital? Blech.

I haven't seen an array of clocks like you're describing outside of a movie in a long time. Additionally it wouldn't surprise me if they are indeed digital IF they are still displayed somewhere.
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Re: Telling, Talking, Time

Postby MWB on Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Factorial wrote:
So those arrays of clocks showing the time in various cities in the world are now digital? Blech.

I haven't seen an array of clocks like you're describing outside of a movie in a long time. Additionally it wouldn't surprise me if they are indeed digital IF they are still displayed somewhere.


We have an array of clocks like this in our school that were just put up. They are all analog. I thinks kids should still know how to tell time on them, but it is quickly becoming unnecessary.
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