An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic
rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24,
while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
This is a game for a single player, a pair or a small
You need one calculator.
Agree on your scoring system before you begin. Here is one to
1 point for an odd answer
2 points for an answer ending with 0
3 points for a multiple of 6 (that is; an answer from the 6 times
So far Players 1 and 2 have 5 points each. The game
The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
Younger players might find it helpful to track the game with
counters on a Hundred chart.
Is there a strategy to help you build the highest score?
What is the maximum number of turns possible?
What is the smallest number of turns possible in a game?
What is the lowest score possible? What is the highest?
Set a challenge for yourself and/or a partner to find set of
turns that gives a score of exactly 15 (or some other chosen