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More Less Is More

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

These games follow on from Less is More

Just as before, you will be able to choose between two versions of each game:

  • In Version 1, you place the numbers after each throw of the dice.
     
  • In Version 2:
    Start by imagining that you have thrown the numbers 1-8 and provide a convincing argument that you have got the highest possible score - a clue is given in the hints.
    Then, play the game just as you did in Version 1, but this time note down all eight dice rolls before deciding where to place them.

In all cases, you score if the sentence is correct. The score is the result of the calculation on the left of the inequality sign (blue boxes). See the hint for some examples of scoring.

 

Sum-sum

 

Take-take

 

Take-sum

 

Sum-take

 

You may wish to download and print this document, which contains five sets of blank cells for each of the above games.

This activity featured in an NRICH student webinar in November 2022.