Written by Holly (Teach Starter)
Posted Tuesday May 8, 2018
Recently we had a request by one of our members to create some templates that would fit perfectly in the Guess Who? board game!
The Teach Starter team are all for making learning fun, so we jumped on board and created a variety of printable templates that fit the Guess Who? board game and cover a range of maths and English topics, plus an editable template!
In this board game, players try to guess their opponent’s mystery card by asking a number of questions. Each download includes a set of game cards (front and back), a set of mystery cards (front and back) and an instruction page with possible questions players can ask.
- You may like to print the game and mystery cards back to back to ensure students can’t see through the paper once it has been laminated. Alternatively, you can print the black and white version on thick coloured card.
- Ensure that when you print these resources that you choose ‘actual size’ in your printer settings. This will ensure that the cards fit the Guess Who? board perfectly.
This set of cards is perfect to consolidate your students’ knowledge and recognition of simple CVC words. Your students will be able to focus on decoding and working out the different letters and sounds for each of these CVC words.
To ensure certain words are eliminated, students will need to be clever when asking their opponent questions. Here is a list of suggested questions to get your students started?
- Does your mystery word start with the letter d?
- Does your mystery word end with the letter n?
- Is your mystery word an animal?
- Is your mystery word an object?
- Does your mystery word rhyme with mat?
- Does your mystery word start with the letter b?
- Does your mystery word end with the letter n?
This game is the perfect addition to your maths groups. Help your students consolidate their knowledge of double-digit place value by using this set of cards.
To ensure certain numbers are eliminated, students will need to be clever when asking their opponent questions. Here is a list of suggested questions to get your students started.
- Does your mystery number have a 1 in the tens place?
- Is your mystery number higher than 20?
- Does your mystery number have a 1 in the ones place?
- Is your mystery number lower than 60?
- Is your mystery number an odd number?
- Is your mystery number an even number?
- Does your mystery number have a 9 in the ones place?
- Is your mystery number between 10 and 30?
Something a little harder than the double-digit set is the triple-digit set. Again, it’s a great addition to your maths groups. Another way to utilise this game is as a reward for your fast finishers!
Similar questions can be asked as the double-digit set of cards, but obviously including the higher number range.
What’s My Card? Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Board Game
Here’s something for the older students. Learning about fractions, decimals and percentages isn’t the most exhilarating topic for your students to grasp! Why not consolidate their knowledge of the differences by using this template in your Guess Who? game during your next maths groups session?
Your students will really need to think about what sort of questions will work best using this set of cards. Here are some suggested questions to get them started:
- Is your mystery card a fraction?
- Is your mystery card a decimal?
- Is your mystery card a percentage?
- Does your mystery card include a denominator of 10?
- Does your mystery card include a numerator of 1?
- Is your mystery card over the value of 1?
- Is your mystery card under the value of 1?
What’s My Card? Shape Board Game
Visually recognising the difference between 2D shapes, 3D objects and nets of 3D objects is always an important skill your students will need to acquire. Check out this already created template to pop in your Guess Who? board.
Possible questions your students could ask their opponent.
- Is your mystery shape a 2D shape?
- Is your mystery shape a 3D object?
- Is your mystery shape the net of a 3D object?
- Does your mystery shape have straight edges?
- Does your mystery shape have more than 3 sides?
- Does your mystery shape have any curved edges?
- Does your mystery shape have corners?
Editable Template for the Guess Who? Board Game
Do you have some other topics that you would like to cover? Use our Editable What’s My Card? Board Game Template to create your very own!
First set of Guess Who / What’s My Card maths resource made ✅ thank you @teachstarter for the amazing editable resource. I created 4-digit numbers using their editable resource which will be perfect for year 5. The game boards were a bargain from @targetaus for $8 as they are a generic version of the original game (which cost $25!) can’t wait to make more sets or 3 and 5 digit numbers. #mathsgame #mathsgames #makemathfun #mathgames #teachstarter #guesswho #whatsmycard #wholenumber
Check out the full range of templates in our What’s My Card? Board Games Teaching Resource Pack.
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