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Subject: Mathematics

#4195. lowest number

Mathematics, level: all
Posted Sun May 25 08:19:07 PDT 2008 by Terry (Terry).
LCCVI, Petrolia, Canada
Materials Required: paper, sticky pads work great
Activity Time: 15 minutes minimum
Concepts Taught: probability, bar graphs, data collection, strategy formation

Object: Students are asked to guess a Natural number ( 1, 2, 3, ...). They will write their guess onto a piece of paper (sticky pad works best). The winner is the person that guesses the lowest number that no other student has guessed.


Students put their guess and their name onto a sticky memo pad paper. The teacher collects the papers and sticks them to the blackboard forming a bar chart. The winner will be the student who has the only entry over the lowest number.

Teacher can discuss with students data collection, analysis using a bar chart, probabilities and game strategy.

Prizes enhance the game play.