Intermediate Math On The Go
Math On The Go
Try these games the next time you are driving with your child or passing time while waiting for an appointment.
What’s My Number?
This game is about students learning to be systematic, methodical and organized in their reasoning. Tell your child you’re thinking of a number between 1 and 1,000. Their task is to determine what your number is using no more than 7 “yes or no” questions. As soon as your child asks a specific number, the game is over whether is it right of wrong.
You may raise the top number as your child becomes systematic in his/her guesses.
Try and spot math equations that can be completed by reading across ONE license plate. Choose the appropriate operation (multiplication, division, addition or subtraction) for your child. If you choose division, kids will need to spot the 2 digit number, the divisor and the quotient all on one license plate. For example, they might spot 4886 which is equal to the equation 48÷8=6.
Higher or Lower
This is a “Guess My Number” game. First decide how big the number can be, i.e. is it between 0 and 100; 100 and 1,000 or 1,000 and 10,000. This will depend on the age of your child. One person is IT. (This might be the adult if you are playing with one child.) IT thinks of a number and writes it down without telling or showing the others. The other players take turns guessing the number and listening to the clues by IT. These clues will only be “Higher” or “Lower”. IT says “Higher” if her number is higher than the guessed number or “Lower” if her number is lower than the guessed number. The winner is the player who guesses the number.
Add more difficulty to the game by using decimals instead. To play with decimals, make sure you decide how many decimal places the number will have before starting.