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Learning Resources Introduces Products to Help Teach Elapsed Time

Vernon Hills, Ill., May 30, 2007 — Elapsed time is an abstract concept and often difficult for students to understand. To assist teachers in helping students better understand elapsed time, Learning Resources, a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom, has introduced several elapsed time teaching aids.

The Elapsed Time Line helps students visualize, calculate and understand elapsed time. To determine elapsed time, students place a sliding marker at the start and end times, then count the time in between the markers. For grades 1+, the Elapsed Time Line retails for \$14.95.

Elapsed Time Pocket Chart helps students visualize and solve elapsed time problems. The pocket chart is large enough for whole-class instruction. For grades 1+, Elapsed Time Pocket Chart retails for \$27.95.

The Elapsed Time Teacher™ is a geared, color-coded clock that lets teachers demonstrate elapsed time concepts and assess student understanding. Teachers move the hands to the end time, and the digital display shows the elapsed time. Student can close the digital display windows, move the hands from start to end time, and then open the windows to check their answers. For grades 1+, the Elapsed Time Teacher retails for \$32.95.

Race Around the Clock™ Elapsed Time Game builds students’ confidence in solving elapsed time problems. The first player to advance around the clock-face game board wins. The game includes 100 story problem cards. For grades 3+, Race Around the Clock Elapsed Time Game retails for \$21.95.

Time Equation Solver is a calculator that helps students solve challenging word problems involving elapsed time, distance and rate of travel. Calculator displays answers to distance and rate of travel problems in both U.S. customary and metric scales. For grades 3-6, Time Equation Solver retails for \$24.95.

These products are available at teacher specialty stores nationwide and at  www.LearningResources.com