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!