Make/Print the Materials or Use the Digital Manipulative - The
Digital Manipulative is linked here.
- A video of this page is found with
other digital manipulative videos linked here.
- A
pdf file is linked here, or one may choose to print the board and cards through the links below.
- Collect a different small playing piece for each player. Paper clips, buttons, coins (heads up or down), and erasers are usable.
- Print a game board with sixty squares and number them consecutively from 1 to 60. Window shades or the back of vinyl wallpaper make excellent board material, but printer paper or oak tag is fine.
- The basic set of cards is linked here and includes those listed here. Add to this set as desired.
- Below are listed cards
"Reverse the digits of your number." "Move to the next prime number." "Divide by the number you're on." "Triple your number," "Double your number," "Move to the next multiple of 4." "Move to the next multiple of 5." "Move to the next multiple of 6." "Move to the next multiple of 10." "Move to the next multiple of 12." "Square your number." "Cube your number." "Multiply by 2." "Multiply by 3." "Multiply by 4." "Multiply by 5." "Multiply by 6." "Divide by 1." "Divide by 2." "Divide by 3." "Divide by 4." "Divide by 5." "Divide by 6." "Decrease by 1." "Decrease by 2." "Decrease by 3." "Decrease by 4." "Decrease by 5." "Decrease by 6." "Decrease by 10." "Decrease by 12." "Decrease by 16." "Increase by 2." "Increase by 3." "Increase by 4." "Increase by 5. "Increase by 10." "Increase by 12. |

History of This Game This game was created by Agnes Azzolino and Ronald E. Ruemmler and first published in NCTM Before 2005, the game and cards, board, rules were posted on mathnstuff.com. In 2008, the digital manipulative was posted at mathnstuff.com/papers/games/42.xls. In 2023, the video was produced. |

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