Mixing in Math Moments: Several 5-10 Minute Math Activities

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This website contains several activities. Mixing in Math Moments are activities that take 5-10 minutes that keep learners occupied, learning about the world, and using math on their own. Use them in one of these ways: print them out and place them where learners will see, give them to learners who need something to do, or lead them with a group. Available as a downloadable pdf and in Spanish. You can download one Mixing in Math Moment or all of them. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org.]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • a copy of the Mixing in Math Moment
  • a Lucite holder (optional)


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Probability
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Systems
    • Number and Operations
      • Decimals
      • Multiples and Factors
      • Number Systems
      • Operations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Financial Literacy
  • Literature
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Foreign language versions of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Mixing in Math


Funding Source:

  • NSF, ESI-0406675 and DRL-0713537