Time Filler: Get as Close as You Can!

Time Filler: Get as Close as You Can!Time Filler: Get as Close as You Can!

Here is a quick time filler math activity you can use with your class:
1. PICK A RANDOM NUMBER in the thousands and write it on the board. You can tell students it is your TARGET NUMBER.
2. WRITE 5 RANDOM numbers to the side of the target number.
3. INVITE students to use any of the five numbers with any math operation, or a combination of operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to write an equation with an answer that is as close to the target number as possible. The closest student wins!

What math time filler do you have up your sleeve?


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