Sunday, June 9, 2013

Goals and Guess My Number Giveaway

Last year my goal was to focus on improving the way I teach writing, science, and history. I did a lot more writing, which was fabulous. For science we started science journals, although we didn't use them that consistently. In history, I slowed down the pace and used a lot more visual aids and charts. 

This year my focus is on improving math and writing, while continuing the improvements that I started this past school year. This is why I'm so excited about the math book study that I'm doing (more on that tomorrow!). It has even inspired me to do some more TpT creating. 

My plan is to go chapter by chapter and create fun and exciting ways to reinforce our math lessons. Our first chapter is on place value. It seems that many students come to me with weak number sense, so this Guess My Number activity will get them reasoning about numbers. 

Students will read through the clues and reason about what digits are in each place. 

Then they record their number on the recording sheet. The pack includes an alternate recording sheet that does not have the lines, but the lines are a great scaffold for students that need it.

I hope to have more place value activities coming soon. For now, I'll be giving away a copy of this to the first person to Guess My Number. It just happens to be my favorite one!

The details: 
-Only make one guess (the clues are open ended enough that it could be a few different answers)  
-You must be a follower of my blog
-You must agree that if you win, you will host your own Guess My Number giveaway on your blog (if you have one). I'll send this to the winner of your giveaway as long as they are following both of our blogs. 

Here are your clues:

My number has 2 digits.
The digit in the tens place is one more than the number in the ones place.
It is an odd number.

Good luck!! *UPDATE* Guessing is closed. The winner is Lori :)


  1. This looks like a great activity! I'm guessing the number is 87.

  2. This looks great. My guess is 23! :)


  3. My guess is 43.

  4. If the above are not correct, I would guess 21. Unfortunately, I do not have a blog, so I can't host a contest. Monica Horn,

  5. Thanks ladies for playing along! Lori wins with 43...but I'm sending you all a copy!!