Number Recognition Game- SMASH
This game was my creation and may sound complicated, but it is easy once you play.
I bought a pack of Trend 1-100 flashcards cards at a school supply store since they are thick and durable.
They have lasted several years. You can buy or make your own. I wrote on my cards using the 25s as special cards.
You can see me explain this game in the video HERE.
Number Recognition Game- Guess My Number
I didn’t create the game, but this is how I use it.
I buy two matching 100’s charts and laminate them whole.
(The one on the right was used LOTS last year,
so I decided to buy a new matching one (on the left) and cut up my old one.)
I like this chart because it is suitable for 6 and 9 confusion and shows odd and even numbers so well.
(I also kept my old numbers from last year, so now I will have double them.
My number 100 was worn out because the kids LOVED it so much.
Plus, this keeps it more fun.)
Each student gets to ask ONE yes or no question to find my number.
I use a dry-erase marker to cross out the numbers it is not on the whole 100 charts posted for all the kids to see.
(This age group needs a visual, but older kids could keep up with it on their own chart.)For example, if a student asks me,
“Does your number have a 3 in it?”
If it doesn’t, I answer with a yes or no, then I cross out the numbers that begin with a 3 and the numbers that end with a three.
I also add a tally mark to the top to count the guess made.
I mark a tally for double questions.
The student who figures out the number wins, and I show them the number I pulled.
If everyone guesses and no one gets it, I win. I usually allow the winner to erase the board.
YES- they love that job! Isn’t it funny!?!
If I win, I choose the student who asked the best question to erase.
Number Recognition Game- 20 Questions
My latest set of number games includes this set of 20 Questions Numbers pack.
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Love these games! Thanks for sharing!
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Lisa DeArmit says
I can’t wait to play SMASH with my kindergarten. I have a question about the directions. What is the SMASH card? Is it randomly assigned?
Thanks! Have a great day?
Mary Amoson says
Every count by 5 number makes the next player SMASH. There is no actual SMASH card.