Mystery Numbers 2018

The Mystery Numbers Game is a game that is quickly played by 2 schools. One school has a secret number and the other asks questions to reveal the number. A bit like guess who except we are using numbers instead of people. The aim is to guess the number in the least amount of guesses.

If you would like to be involved in 2018, fill in the form here and we will pair you up with another class. This can be used as a warmup activity in your Maths sessions and can be varied to suit the differences of the children involved. The levels are numbers <50 <100 <1000 <10,000 <100,000 and <1,000,000.

The game can be played as a small group, whole class or with individual students playing. This will be entirely up to the classes involved and how teachers and students would like this to work to suit their learning. Perhaps start as a class then move to group and then individuals.

Outcomes from the Victorian Curriculum

  • Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond
  • Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to at least 100. Locate these numbers on a number line
  • Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000
  • Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000
  • Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of thousands
  • Concepts such as greater than and less than, odd and even, more.
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