Math Game: Foreheaded (place value)

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What is it?
In this game each player receives a mystery three-digit number, which they place on their forehead.  Using a guide sheet (below), players take turns guessing the digits in their numbers.

Rationale:
This game allows the Magical Minds to practice the language of place value.  Players will use the vocabulary of ones place, tens place and hundreds place to determine their digits.  This game also supports the understanding of strategy.  Broad questions such as “is it larger than five?” or “is it even?” allow for players to more quickly narrow down their number.

How to Play:

  • Each player secretly writes down a three-digit number and gives it to another player.
  • Players take turns asking questions (using the guide sheet) to determine their number.
    NOTE: Each question must be written down on the guide sheet.
  • When a player thinks they know their number, they use their turn to announce their number.
  • First player to determine their number wins.
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