Mystery Numbers
09062008, 02:18 PM


These are all great mystery number game ideas. Once you begin these, you will find yourself thinking of all kinds of Mystery Number problems. It's always good to have a bank of problems on hand.
I did this with a Math Academy, which paired second graders with fourth graders. We solved many mystery number problems together, then even went back and reviewed several to see if we could solve them in less time. We always included lots of "Number Talk" and asked for explanations of math thinking. Then, the children were challenged to write their own mystery number problems. WOW! Those kiddos got their math thinkers ticking and wrote outstanding problems, which were used to add to our bank of problems. Try it:>)!
