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Secret Code

author:  Roz Swift
level:  Elementary
target_English:  Numbers

The aim of the game is to crack the code to open a box with prizes inside for example stickers etc


1) Write on a piece of paper a four digit number which can open the box and put the code in the teachers desk.
2) Divide the students into small groups


3) Give each group a small board, piece of chalk and a board duster
4) Then ask the students in groups to write 4 numbers on their blackboards.
5) Next go through each team asking them to read aloud their numbers, for younger years this can involve reading each number individually, but for the older students ask them to read the digits as two numbers
For example 1011
younger children would read one, zero, one, one
older students, ten, eleven
6) Write the numbers on the class board as the students read them aloud and say if the number is correct or not.
( or try saying how many of the 4 are correct - Richard)

7) When you have gone through all the groups ask them to write a new number based on the evidence.
8) Keep going until a group cracks the code and gets the prizes.

This worked really well with grade six elementary who have played enough bingo over the past 6 years but still need to practice numbers.

Roz Swift




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