This Winter themed activity can be used as a scoot, a group/partner station activity, or an independent activity. It is also helpful for determining intervention goals and identifying students' misconceptions about numbers, place value, odd/even, greater/less than and other math terms. It is designed to enhance reasoning skills, which fosters success with problem solving.
12 Mystery Number Cards
Recording Sheet + "make your own mystery number" extension
Instructions, options and tips
Mystery Number is a great game to play daily with your kiddos! I hope this resource gives you more ideas for higher levels of play to build reasoning skills and deeper understanding of place value. Games like this challenge students to really think about some commonly misunderstood math terms. Create BUY IN by offering up a Mystery Number with your kids every day! After playing, consider keeping this at your desk and offering a MYSTERY NUMBER OF THE DAY by tweaking just one or two ideas and make it your own! And be sure to look for my other Mystery Number activities!
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