DONUTS is a fun and engaging math game for people of all ages to play. My students always beg me to play the game.
- The object of the game is to guess a mystery number in as few steps as possible.
- Clues are given after each guess.
- Throughout the game, students practice place value and critical thinking skills.
DONUTS is an excellent game to play at home. There is no preparation needed. Paper and pencil are the only materials needed to play the game.
- Detailed directions
- Examples of the game
- A poster for displaying the clues (optional) – (Comes in color and black/white)
In the classroom, DONUTS is a perfect game to play anytime during the day when you have a few extra minutes.
This game can be played with the entire class, in small groups, or with a partner. It is best to play the game as an entire class for a while, so students become familiar with the rules.
Recommended play for grade levels:
Grade 1: Play using 2-digit numbers ONLY whole group.
Grade 2: Play using 2-digit numbers whole group. Towards the end of the year, play with 3-digit numbers whole group. Partner or small group (for most students) play with 2-digit numbers.
Grade 3: Introduce the game with 2-digit numbers but then play using 3-digit numbers whole group. Partner or small group play with 3-digit numbers.
Grade 4 and higher: Play using 3-digit and 4-digit numbers whole group, small group, or partner.
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