Maths Games

We play some fun Maths games at school and I thought I would share them on your blog so you have the opportunity to play them at home.

Totality:

Totality is brilliant strategy based game to develop addition. The game is usually played between two players using the board (pictured above) and a counter.

Before starting the game, the counter is placed on zero and a target number is decided on (usually between 20 – 30).

Each player takes turns to move the counter along a line to a desired number. Every time the counter is moved, the new number is added to the previous total. E.g. 0 to 6 to 1 to 5 = the total is currently 12.

You MUST move the counter along a line from one number to another.

The players MUST add the score up mentally in their heads as the counter is moved.

The player that moves the counter to a number that then makes the total the same as the target number (or exceeds it), loses the game.

Finding keeping track of the adding tricky? Make your target number lower.

Finding it too easy? You can make the game trickier by setting the target number higher. What is it like to play with three players?

You can download and print the game from here:

https://nrich.maths.org/1216

Mr Kay

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