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Guess My Number

Resource ID#: 42635

Primary Type: Problem-Solving Task


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This problem asks the students to represent a sequence of operations using an expression and then to write and solve simple equations. The problem is posed as a game and allows the students to visualize mathematical operations. It would make sense to actually play a similar game in pairs first and then ask the students to record the operations to figure out each other's numbers.

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Educators , Students , Parents
   
Instructional Time: 5 Minute(s)
 
Freely Available: Yes
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Instructional Component Type(s): Problem-Solving Task
Resource Collection: Illustrative Mathematics



Aligned Standards

Name Description
MAFS.7.EE.2.3: Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. For example: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation.

Clarifications:
Fluency Expectations or Examples of Culminating Standards

Students solve multistep problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. This work is the culmination of many progressions of learning in arithmetic, problem solving and mathematical practices.

Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus

This is a major capstone standard for arithmetic and its applications.