Here are all the past #TapeDiagramTuesday problems during the 2020-2021 school year! September 1, 2020 September 8, 2020 Coming soon!
So…this came across my inbox today. You really, really need to explore these puzzles. Nearly all of the puzzles were originally intended for face-to-face environments, in which students would work shoulder-to-shoulder on a wonderful paper-based puzzle. Now, of course, that is not currently possible in many schools across the nation. So, here is a collection […]
I’ve been blogging for over nine years now. And, those nine years have been full of resource sharing. Now, it feels like the tables have turned with the pandemic. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.
Player A rolls a die. They decide whether it will be worth ones or tens and records the number. Player B does the same and records the number. On roll 2, the player still decides whether it is worth ones or tens and adds it to roll 1. Play continues until all rolls are complete […]
Similar to the basic version of NIM, two players alternate turns picking up tiles. The objective is still to force the opposing player to pick up the last tile. What is different is the arrangement of the tiles at the beginning of the game. Tiles are arranged into the shape of a tower, like so… […]
Sprouts is a paper-and-pencil game that can be enjoyed simply by both adults and children. Yet it also can be analyzed for its significant mathematical properties. It was invented by mathematicians John Horton Conway and Michael S. Paterson at Cambridge University in the early 1960s. Setup is even simpler than the popular Dots and Boxes […]
Three men’s morris is an abstract strategy game played on a three by three board (counting lines) that is similar to tic-tac-toe. Rules Each player has three pieces. The winner is the first player to align their three pieces on a line drawn on the board. There are 3 horizontal lines, 3 vertical lines […]
Tsoro Yematatu is a two-player that comes from Zimbabwe. Players first drop their three pieces onto the board, and then move those pieces to create a 3 in-a-row which wins the game. What makes this game more fun than traditional Tic-Tac-Toe is that pieces can jump over each other (without capture) which adds an extra dimension in the […]
NIM is a wonderful mathematics strategy game that has been around forever. At its most basic version, two players alternate turns taking objects from one or more piles. For each turn, a player removes at least one object. The winner of the game is the player who picks up the last object. Whenever I need […]
At the start of the school year, I came across this tweet by @MathEqualsLove… This Week’s Puzzle: Equilateral Triangle. This puzzle is always a favorite! https://t.co/tPyH2w2spF #mtbos #iteachmath #teach180 #puzzlingclassroom pic.twitter.com/8Se6RJJepj — Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) August 26, 2019 I loved the Equilateral Puzzle, so I finally got around to sharing it with teachers during a […]