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# Statement Snap

How many impossible pairs can you find?

Can you find a number that satisfies 3 cards? Or 4 cards? Or...?

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Age 7 to 14

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*Statement Snap printable sheet - instructions
Statement Snap printable sheet - cards*

*You might like to take a look at the problem Satisfying Statements, as the game and the problem complement one another.*

**You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap... **

To play the game, you'll need to print and cut out this set of cards

This game works well for 2 to 4 players.

**How to play**

Shuffle the cards, and place them face down on the table.

Turn over two cards so that all the players can see them.

The object of the game is to find a number that satisfies the statements on both cards.

For example, if the cards said "A multiple of 6" and "A factor of 90" you could pick the number 30.

After ten seconds, everyone declares a number that satisfies both cards, and then the next round begins by turning over the next two cards.

**Scoring**

There are a few different scoring options for the game:

- Score a point if you find a number that satisfies both cards
- Score a point if you think of the highest number that satisfies both cards
- List as many numbers as you can that satisfy both cards, and then score a point for each one.
- List as many numbers as you can, and then score a point for each number on your list that doesn't appear on anybody else's list.

**Impossible pairs!**

Sometimes there might not be any numbers that satisfy both statements! If this happens, you can replace one of the cards with a new one.

**A Final Challenge**

Once you have played the game a few times, click below to see a few questions to explore:

How many impossible pairs can you find?

Can you find a number that satisfies 3 cards? Or 4 cards? Or...?

These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.

A number N is divisible by 10, 90, 98 and 882 but it is NOT divisible by 50 or 270 or 686 or 1764. It is also known that N is a factor of 9261000. What is N?