Students will BEG to play this game!
Perfect for the beginning of the school year to get students back into the swing of things, this game requires students to think logically, use clues, listen to one another, and work together to determine a mystery 3-digit number using the fewest guesses possible.
Once students know how to play, this game can be student-led! It is especially great to leave in your sub plans, "If students work diligently on today's lesson, let them know they can have the last 5 minutes of class to play Pico Fermi and Zilch!" Your guest teacher will love how this motivates students to stay focused and they will enjoy even more watching the students lead the game and work together. It's a win-win!
Can also be used as a quick filler activity any time throughout the year. Feel free to change the complexity by changing the number of digits in the mystery number.
Download includes instructions, tips, game board in 3 different formats (PPT slides, SMART Notebook, Google Slides), 4 different student recording sheets, and an example game.