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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 by:
Using three peas instead of two.
Altering the starting number from 50 to 100.
Multiplying the numbers that the peas land on.
Making a different size game board with a different set of numbers.