# No Guessing Allowed

Read these statements to your child, each set describes a specific number.

Can they work out what the number could be in each case?

**The number is...**

****higher than 4,

lower than 10,

an even number,

between 5 and 8.

#### Check Answer

**The number...**

has 2 digits,

is less than a dozen,

is greater than 4,

has both digits the same.

#### Check Answer

**The number...**

is between 1 and 30,

has 2 digits,

is lower than 20,

the digits sum to 8.

#### Check Answer

**The number...**

is higher than 3,

lies between 20 and 40,

the digits sum to 9,

is an even number.

#### Check Answer

**This kind of 'problem solving' is very valuable. It is even more useful when children have the confidence to create their own problems. **

**Now**, ask your child to secretly think of a number and to create a set of statements... can **you **work out what number they are thinking of?

You can make this more challenging by encouraging them to use other number facts, such as: "*the number is a multiple of 3*", or "*the number has more tens than ones.*"