# Secret Code

Implementation of a multiple-step strategy designed to ask appropriate questions and guess a 3-digit secret number.

## Let's play!

Player 1 : Write a secret number using 3 or less bricks, on your base plate.

Player 2 : Guess the secret number by asking relevant questions: e.g. How many bricks are used? Is it an even number? Is the number in the tens place odd or even? Does it start with a 7? Is it higher or lower than 500?

## How to prepare

2 base plates

Number bricks

2 number sign brick

1 bowl

Place the number sign brick in the top left corner of each base plate to indicate the bricks are numbers.

Place the remaining bricks in a bowl to share.

Give a base plate to each player.

## Facilitation tips

Suggest manipulation of bricks.

Discuss strategy: “How can you remember all of your questions and answers?”, “Which questions work best?”.

## Possible variations

Determine a time limit or a maximum number of questions.

Increase the number of players: more than one player asks questions.

Increase the number of bricks in the secret code.

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### Children will develop these holistic skills

#### cognitive skills

- Solve problems: Engage in an approach, observe, question, manipulate, experiment, make hypotheses, by utilizing familiar mathematical tools or procedure

#### physical skills

- Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Learn by trial and error, cause and effects

#### emotional skills

- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions

#### creative skills

- Identify various leisure activities to be done alone or with other people

#### social skills

- Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

### Did you know?

Development of cognitive skills helps build effective strategies to tackle complex tasks and identify solutions. Activities requiring concentration, problem solving, and flexible thinking boost children’s cognitive skills.

## Braille activity groups

### LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CHARACTERS

Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.

### LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: LITERACY

Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.

### LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: NUMERACY

Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.