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Guess My Number

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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Guess My Number

In this math activity, learners play a game similar to 20 Questions, in which learners must identify a secret number drawn from a bag. Learners practice their logical thinking and questioning skills as they develop their number sense. This activity guide contains a material list, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Number and Operations
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston,

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil


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