Task# Guess My Number

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

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. Some students will write Many students translate word problems literally and place numbers in the problem as they appear in the sentences/paragraph.