## Why play math game “Guess the number”?

With this mathÂ activity, the kids could practice any math operation, addition, multiplication, division with ease and a lot of fun.

Number Chart

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### How to play “Guess the number”?

• This activity can be done a large group, in pairs or in small groups of 3-4.
• To start with, a student chooses a number on the number chart. He is not supposedÂ to tell that number to anyone, just keep it to himself
• The players have to identify thatÂ number by asking that student a series of questions
• The students will start crossing off the numbers that can’t be and circling the numbers that could be the chosen number.
• Whoever identifies the correct number first, will win the game and get to choose the next number.

### Things To Note

• The clues or questions can depend upon the class. example – Â For 3rd grade the questions can be like “Is it a multiple of 5? Or greater than 70?”
• For students of grade 1 play with the number chart with numbers 1 to 20.Â Then, students could ask if the number is bigger or smaller than numbers within that range.
• This game can be played from 5 to 20 minutes.

This is an extremely fun activity for kids of grade 1 to 5. It not only helps them practice their math facts but also sharpens their analytical skills. For more such fun math activities read the related articles and stay tuned for more.