Guess The Number Math Game

Guess The Number

Why play math game “Guess the number”?

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

Objects Required

Number chart for Guess The Number

Number Chart

dry erase marker

Dry Erase Marker


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 supposed to tell that number to anyone, just keep it to himself
  • The players have to identify that 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.
guess the number kid guessing the number

Things To Note

  • The clues or questions can depend upon the class. example –  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. 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.