4 Out of 5 Kids in This Oklahoma City School Can't Read Analog Clocks

What time is it? Don't ask kids ages 6 to 12 in one Oklahoma City school to read analog clocks, because chances are, they can't.

Caitlin Carnes of Boys & Girls Club at Santa Fe South Elementary was working to teach kids in after-school program, when she realized that 4 out of 5 kids didn't have any ideas on how to read analog clocks:

"I think the exposure to technology, everyone's so used to seeing digital," Carnes told KFOR. "They all have cell phones and tablets so they don't have to look at a clock very often that's analog."

My kids didn't even need to look at digital clocks - they just ask Siri what time it is ...

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I don't remember "How to read a clock" being curricula in my kindergarten class. Including the younger grades probably skews the numbers, and I bet going back 20 years wouldn't have netted much better results...
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Funny you mention that. I learned a while back that in Ontario Canada, that is used to "test" older folks who wish to renew their driver's license. Wondered if someone just drew boxes with numbers in them would pass.
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