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Secret Code

15 min2 participants

Implementation of a multiple-step strategy designed to ask appropriate questions and guess a 3-digit secret number.

Let's play!

  1. Player 1 : Write a secret number using 3 or less bricks, on your base plate.

  2. Player 2 : Guess the secret number by asking relevant questions: e.g. How many bricks are used? Is it an even number? Is the number in the tens place odd or even? Does it start with a 7? Is it higher or lower than 500?

How to prepare

  • 2 base plates

  • Number bricks

  • 2 number sign brick

  • 1 bowl

Place the number sign brick in the top left corner of each base plate to indicate the bricks are numbers.

Place the remaining bricks in a bowl to share.

Give a base plate to each player.

Facilitation tips

  • Suggest manipulation of bricks.

  • Discuss strategy: “How can you remember all of your questions and answers?”, “Which questions work best?”.

Possible variations

  • Determine a time limit or a maximum number of questions.

  • Increase the number of players: more than one player asks questions.

  • Increase the number of bricks in the secret code.

Download & print

  • Download in .docx

Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Solve problems: Engage in an approach, observe, question, manipulate, experiment, make hypotheses, by utilizing familiar mathematical tools or procedure

physical skills

  • Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Learn by trial and error, cause and effects

emotional skills

  • Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions

creative skills

  • Identify various leisure activities to be done alone or with other people

social skills

  • Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

Did you know?

  • Development of cognitive skills helps build effective strategies to tackle complex tasks and identify solutions. Activities requiring concentration, problem solving, and flexible thinking boost children’s cognitive skills.

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