Number Millionaire

(Category: Numeracy)
Number Millionaire is a numeracy quiz where individual students(contestants) are challenged to identify the correct answer to twelve arithmetical questions. Each quiz question has a choice of four answers attached; three of the answers are incorrect. The student tries to identify the correct answer by performing mental computation and/or deduction. Whenever a student is unsure of the correct answer he/she can avail of the support provided by the four Lifelines (50-50, Ask a Friend, Use a Friend, Ask the Audience) to arrive at the correct answer. The quiz is usually planned and structured as an individualised activity,involving one contestant at a time, but can also be implemented as a paired or collaborative activity involving two or more students. Participating schools are provided with two Teacher Resource Manuals (questions and answers) and a Number Millionaire Thermometer poster.