I know, you’re probably saying to yourself, what a name for a game! Very simply put, when I first came up with this game, I asked my students what name they thought would be a good one for it. They unanimously voted for “The Forehead Game”. So the name stuck and I added “Mystery” to the title. I have used this game in grade 1-3 and will be attempting a more basic version with my Kinders this year. All the materials needed are provided for your needs (except a marker-couldn’t transport that digitally- LOL). This game includes number cards from 0-30, with 9 blank cards for your use. There is also a Hundreds chart with color coded odd and even numbers and 10 cue cards ( 8 blanks for you) for the guesser to use-if needed. The Hundreds chart has the zero off to the side as it can be the number chosen. When I first introduced this game, I demonstrated several times, until some students were able to take over. This is a game that has 1 guesser and the rest of the class as responder participants. The guesser's job is to identify a number by asking a series of questions of the responders. The directions for the game are explained very clearly in the file. My students regularly asked to play the game and I found that their use of mathematical vocabulary and understanding of number concepts improved dramatically! I know your students will love this very interactive game!
The Forehead Mystery Game
by Orna Aminadav
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