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Domino Patterns

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What patterns can you make with a set of dominoes?

Domino Sets

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?

Domino Sorting

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?

Domino Pick

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?

Amy's Dominoes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

Domino Sequences

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Find the next two dominoes in these sequences.

Domino Number Patterns

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out the domino pieces which would go in the middle in each case to complete the pattern of these eight sets of 3 dominoes?

4 Dom

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.

Next Domino

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Which comes next in each pattern of dominoes?

Domino Square

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.

Guess the Dominoes for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Guess the Dominoes for child and adult. Work out which domino your partner has chosen by asking good questions.

Guess the Dominoes

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

Dominoes Environment

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

Path of Discovery Series: 2. First Steps

Age 5 to 7

This article takes a closer look at some of the toys and games that can enhance a child's mathematical learning.

Domino Magic Rectangle

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...

Dominoes

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Is it possible to use all 28 dominoes arranging them in squares of four? What patterns can you see in the solution(s)?

Eight Dominoes

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8

Domino Join Up

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins add to 7?

Rectangles with Dominoes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?