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Age 11 to 16


This resource is part of "Dotty Grids - Drawing Polygons"

In this game, two players take it in turns to click on a dot on the grid.
The winner is the first to have four vertices of a square in their colour.

Play a few games against the computer or a friend.

Full Screen and Mobile Version

Can you develop any winning strategies?
Can you suggest any mathematically interesting variations on the game?

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