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## 'Pass the Peas, Please' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

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

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.