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Pass the Peas, Please

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Some peas!

This is a game for two or more players.

Materials needed:

  • Plastic cup
  • Dried peas
  • Game board
  • Paper and pencil each for calculating and recording scores

Game board.

Each player begins by writing 50 on their score sheet.
Place two dried peas into a plastic cup.
Toss the peas onto the game board.
Add the two numbers the peas land on.
Take the sum away from 50 and record the remainder.
Next player takes a turn.
In the following turns, the players take the sum of the numbers away from the new remaining number.
The first player to reach zero wins.

Change the game, perhaps by:
Changing the number of peas used
Altering the starting number from 50 to ???
Not only add the numbers but ???
Changing the board..

What is the effect of changing the rules?