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We don't usually publish solutions to games but as often is the case - there are exceptions.

We received this email from the FE teacher at Cambridge Regional College:

I think that it was a success story because Oscar used a strategic approach and systematic testing in order to find the strategy of one of the NRICH games - a completely new vision of mathematics for him (something different from sums and functional skills 'real like problems'. Moreover, he put his line of thoughts in writing and I took some photos to support his work.

Oscar has recently taken maths exam at Level 1 Functional Skills and is moving to Level 2 next year.

Here is his work
NRICH Oscars work.docx