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Primary Magazine - Issue 54: Maths puzzles and games clubs


Created on 12 July 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 06 August 2013 by ncetm_administrator

 

Primary Magazine Issue 54'Domino' by Barry Skeates, some rights reserved
 

 

Maths puzzles and games clubs

Most existing games and puzzles are mathematical, for example:

Collect a bank of ideas to use in your maths club. Look for games of strategy: they really help develop thinking skills.

You could have competitions and tournaments. Why not try this Multilink Competition from mathsweek.org.uk?

NRICH has lots of ideas of games to play with dominoes - here is an example:

domino puzzle

In this diagram the four dominoes make a 'window' with one empty space. The spots on each side total nine. Can you make seven windows like this using all 28 dominoes so that each window has the same spot-sum for each side? One window need not have the same spot-sum as another.

Why not try this out? How many solutions can you find? Did you manage to find all seven?

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