Package 1-3 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Guess my number

Developing number sense means children can talk about the relationship between numbers. This game helps children think about important relationships like more, less, between, etc.

Week 2 - Package 3 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Guess my number

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete these tasks.

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Information about guess my number - Video


1 set of number cards (0-12)

Use sticky notes or Uno cards to make your own number cards

Blocks (optional)

Dried pasta


Why is this activity important?

Developing number sense means children can talk about the relationship between numbers. This game helps children think about important relationships like more, less, between, etc.

Before you start

What your child needs to know and do

This task is easily adaptable and your child can bring to it whatever they know about numbers to the task.

What to do next

Students can also view the videos on their own. Where possible, view the first and last minute with them so you can help them get started.

If you like, you're welcome to sit with your child as they watch the videos. You can talk with them about their thinking. You can also have them work with another person at home.

Options for your child

Activity too hard? Activity too easy?

Watch video again. Your child may simply need another opportunity to think about these mathematical ideas.

Make the numbers you are using. Then, use the collections to help you work out if a number is bigger, smaller, between, etc.

Work with numbers in their range, for example, numbers 1-5.

Change the number you explore. For example, Work with numbers up to 12 or 30 or beyond.

You can also pick a different number range, for example, a number between 30 and 50 for example.

Follow-up questions to ask your child

  • You can help you child by:

    • Giving them thinking time

    • Using statements and questions like:

      • Can you tell me more about what you’re thinking?

      • That reminds me of what you were thinking about yesterday when you...

      • Could we use blocks to help us work this out?

Extension/Additional activity

Play Snakes and Ladders, or another board game you have at home.


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