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Just a Minute


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Just a Minute

How much can you do in one minute? In this activity, learners estimate how many times a partner can complete a task (like writing their name or jumping jacks) in one minute. This activity provides learners with the opportunity to think about segmented time and to practice their estimation and counting skills.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Stopwatches or clocks with a second hand
  • Just A Minute Task List sheets (page 2 of PDF)
  • Pencils

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Rate
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories


  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A.1: Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.(more info about this benchmark)

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