In Games and warm-ups, Number and Algebra

Learning Objective:
Use strategy to stay in the game

Intended Outcome:
Fluent counting, use of strategy to stay in

Game Objective:
To be the last person standing

Instructions:

  • All the players stand in a circle
  • Players take it in turns to count. Each player can choose if they count 1, 2 or 3 numbers e.g. player one might count 1,2, player two counts 3,4,5, player three counts 6, etc
  • The player who counts the number 21 is out and sits down
  • Continue until there is only one person left

Once you are down to two people there is a way you can ensure you win.  Can you work it out?

Variations:
Play to 31, or whatever number you choose
Count using skip counting rather than single digit counting

 

This game was created by Year 4 students at Baynton West Primary School, Karratha.

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