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Grade: Elementary
Subject: Mathematics

#890. Bagels

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Mar 13 18:57:01 PST 1999 by cathy lyons (
St. Cecilia School, Omaha, Nebraska
Materials Required: Chalkboard
Activity Time: 10 -15 minutes
Concepts Taught: Logical Reasoning and Place Value

Bagels is a great lesson any time. A student picks a 2 digit number and the other students try and guess the number. After each guess the student at board writes the guess on the board and writes either Bagels, Fermi, or Pico. The class knows that Bagels means neither digits guessed are in the number, Pico means that one of the digits is correct but in the wrong place, and Fermi means that one of the digits is correct and in the correct place. You can't choose double digit numbers. My kids love to play this.