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In this math activity, learners guess a secret number between 1 and 100 in a three-player game. Learners discover how their previous guesses can help make more informed guesses in this game that involves both estimation and strategy. 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:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

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

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • A number line that has numbers 0 to 100 (or a meter stick works well)
  • Coins or other place markers
  • Two chopsticks or other small sticks (unsharpened pencils work well)
  • Paper and pencils


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Probability
    • Number and Operations
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Children's Museum of Houston,

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil