This is a game for a single player, a pair or a small
You need one calculator.
Agree on your scoring system before you begin. Here is one to
1 point for an odd answer
2 points for an answer ending with 0
3 points for a multiple of 6 (that is; an answer from the 6 times table)
|Player 1:||100 - 7 = 93||(Scores 1 point)|
|Player 2:||- 3 = 90||(Scores 2 points)|
|Player 1:||- 5 = 85||(Scores 1 point)|
|Player 2:||- 5 = 80||(Scores 2 points)|
|Player 1:||- 8 = 72||(Scores 3 points)|
|Player 2:||- 2 = 70||(Scores 1 point)|
So far Players 1 and 2 have 5 points each. The game
The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
Younger players might find it helpful to track the game with counters on a Hundred chart.
Is there a strategy to help you build the highest score?
What is the maximum number of turns possible?
What is the smallest number of turns possible in a game?
What is the lowest score possible? What is the highest?
Set a challenge for yourself and/or a partner to find set of turns that gives a score of exactly 15 (or some other chosen target).