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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Digit Place Game

Here a game we are going to play in math class this morning. This game focuses children on the importance of the digits' positions in numbers, while also challenging them to think logically. We are starting with the very simplest version (2-digits) and then work up to more difficult challenges.

To play this game at home, all you need is a partner, a piece of paper and a pencil.

Each person picks a two (or three or four) digit number with no two digits the same. Partners take turns guessing each other's numbers. Each time someone guesses, the other person tells how many digits in the guess are correct and how many of the correct digits are in the correct place. A chart (see below) is useful for keeping track of the information.


Guess         Digit         Place
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293              0              0
356              1              1
296              0              0

etc.

Do not tell which digits are correct or in the correct place, just how many. Whoever guesses the other player's number first wins that round.

2 comments:

Gwen said...

Its like mastermind with numbers :) Love it!

Odie Langley said...

Great exercise and I am sure they will get a lot out of it and have fun too.