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This is a maths game we made for our Young Scientist Project.

You need two players to play this maths game - first enter both players’ names. Then at the first go enter a number between 1-50 ( set at 50 at the first go to give a chance to the other player to compete). Then numbers can range from 1-100 from the result of your calculation. Each player cannot use a number that has been already used previously. You need to do mental calculations before you type in your number which has to follow the rules of the game.

For example: if the first number (from first player) is 10 this means you have several choices : you can multiply 10 by 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - (e.g. 10 X 10 = 100 which is the maximum number allowed) but also you can decide to divide instead - in this case you can only divide 10 by 1, 2, 5 and 10.
However divided by 1 would not work for this game as the result of the division gives you the same number, here 10- which is not allowed because you cannot play a number previously picked. When a player cannot pick any number (in accordance to the rules) it means he/she has lost the game (just hit return in that case for no answer to exit the game) - The other player is then the Winner.
Then the program gives you the option to continue for another game or exit the game.

Young Scientists Project team (2st Year)
St John Bosco C.C Kildysart Co Clare

Notes and Credits

This project aims to develop an application (app) that develops mathematical skills in multiplication, division and in the value of prime numbers and does so in a fun way that young students enjoy.
The application can be developed for larger numbers, and indeed square numbers e.g. 4, 9, 16, etc.

The game was tested before the app was developed and 1st year students at our school seemed to enjoy playing the game and at the same time developed their mathematical skills. The application makes the game more accessible in a fun and interesting to students.

Young Scientists Project team (2st Year)
St John Bosco C.C Kildysart Co Clare

Shared: 6 Jan 2015 Modified: 6 Jan 2015
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