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TOS Crew Review: AIMS Education Foundation; It’s About Time

on April 13, 2012

Vendor Name: AIMS Education Foundation

Vendor ContactAIMS Education Foundation Contact Page

Name of ProductIt’s About Time

Price:  $21.95 for book and CD

Age Range:  K-2 grade

AIMS stands for “Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science” and the foundation was formed when 80 class room teachers took two year to field test integrating curricula into their classes.  The Foundation is also a non profit and all funds from the purchase of books, products and development go to a trust fund which then allows more publications to be put out, the writers donate their time and talents to creating the AIMS curricula.

Whether your child is just beginning to tell time, struggles with it or needs a refresher, It’s About Time, is a great addition to the school day for the child.  According to the NCTM Standards 2000 this book will help children:

  • with learning the attributes of time
  • compare and order objects
  • understand how to measure using standard and non standard units
  • selecting the most reasonable tool and unit


As you work your way through the book the child will gain a sense of time, how to measure time, and how to read a clock.  The included CD has all the printables that you’ll need to do the lessons and all lesson plans are laid out thoroughly so there is no wondering how to teach a concept.  It is also easily adaptable for the home school – although there are some materials, like making a transparency, that is not conducive to a home school – everything else is easily adaptable though.


Before beginning each lesson there is a list of materials that you’ll need and most are easily found around the house or made or copied from the included disk.  If you don’t have something that is needed, like a pocket chart or transparency, as is my case – improvising or in some cases skipping that part does not hurt the lesson.


I wish that this had been taught this way to me in school as I probably would have learned sooner than high school how to tell time.  As I continue to use this in conjunction with our school day I hope that my children will continue to develop the skill of telling time so that they won’t be embarrassed if someone asks them for the time.  This is great for both the tactile and auditory learners, as they don’t necessarily need to sit still and their is opportunities to get up and move as they work in groups.  If you’d like to see what other homeschooling parents thought visit the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.


**Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.


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