The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play,
either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to
orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
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.
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.