Thursday, May 30, 2013

Guess That Number

It is summer break and therefore project time!  I love having time in the summer to get ready for the new school year.  My to-do list right now has about 50 things on it.  We will see how many I get through. 

I have seen people revamp Guess Who games to be faces of presidents or other people.  I got a Guess Who game from my mom.  There were a couple of faces missing, so I decided that I would revamp it and make it into a math game for my kids.  It will be great for practicing place value and for practicing using the terminology "odd", "even", "less than", and "greater than".  I'm sure that it will quickly become a favorite math fast finisher activity.

Here are some pictures:

After I printed out the numbers I mounted them on card stock to make them more durable and to make them look good from the back.  This will also keep the two sets of numbers separate should they be taken out for any reason. 

I printed 3 sets of the same numbers.  I used one set for each board and the other set as the cards to draw from.  The numbers in blue are odd and the numbers in black are even to help my lower kids be successful. 

I also made a sheet with the different questions students could ask.  This will help them to use the proper terminology as they play.

Here are the questions:

Is your number odd?
Is your number even?
Is your number greater than ____?
Is your number less than _____?
Is the number in the tens place greater than ____?
Is the number in the tens place less than ____?
Is the number in the ones place greater than____?
Is the number in the ones place less than____?
Does your number have a ____ in the tens place?
Does your number have a ____ in the ones place?
Is your number ____?

Let me know what you think!
You can grab a free download of the questions and numbers here.


  1. We play guess my number with a number line and my children love it. This is an awesome idea! I need to find me a couple of games and make these for my math center. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

  2. This is such a great idea! I love that it combines math review with the logic of a classic game, and the difficulty could increase as students learn more. Thanks so much for sharing- I've pinned it because I think it's an amazing idea!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  3. Great idea!! Do you happen to have the printable numbers and questions list? I just got a used Guess Who game and I'd like to make it before going back to school.

    1. I just added a link at the bottom of the post. Good luck!

  4. This is a FANTASTIC IDEA! Can't wait to use this in the near future. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas =)

  5. AWESOME IDEA!!! I am a new teacher and I'm trying to figure out engaging ways to teach math! This would make an awesome center! I tried clicking on the link and nothing came up, is there any way that you could send me the numbers?

  6. Thank you so much for providing the questions and numbers. I am creating materials for our school Math Night and this will be one of our stations. :)

  7. Thank you! What a great idea. I will be using this in Third Grade. You also got me thinking on how I could use the Guess Who? game for practicing other math skills.

  8. thank you so much for sharing

  9. This is wonderful. thank you so much

  10. This is amazing! Now I know exact;y what to do with my daughter's old Guess Who game!

  11. Thank you for sharing. Fab idea.

  12. Thank you for sharing and making this free!

  13. Thanks-I am going to make your guess who game - but on cardstock board for each kid and they can cover each # w sticky note- to make COVID friendly and individual!