Math games like mancala require nimble thinking and a feel for numbers. See how much you know about them and their long history by giving this quiz a try.

### Math games have been found to do what for students?

- help them improve their math skills
- distract them during class
- make no difference in learning

### What skills do math games call on?

- a knowledge of math functions
- intuition about numbers
- both of the above

### True or false: Mancala is a math game played only in Africa.

### What device is Mancala thought to have derived from?

- an early war game
- a device used for divination
- a merchant's accounting system

### What did Leonardo Fibonacci introduce into Europe in 1202?

- math games
- the Indo-Arabic number system
- long division

### In the game of Nim, the player who takes the last piece is:

- the winner
- the loser
- either the winner or the loser, depending on the rules

### The game of Nim was featured in which classic movie?

- Gunga Din
- Last Year at Marienbad
- Lawrence of Arabia

### Where and when was the first book on algebra written?

- Athens, 256 B.C.
- Baghdad, A.D. 825
- Paris, 1467

### Another name for Nine Men's Morris is:

- Morris Dance
- Mills
- Pinochle

### The oldest Nine Men's Morris game board was found where?

- a French cave
- an Egyptian temple
- a Roman burial site

### In which situation does a Nine Men's Morris player win the game?

- the opposing player can't move
- the opposing player has only two pieces left
- either situation above

### If you roll two dice, which total has the best chance of coming up?

### True or false: "Math Blaster" is a computer game for college math majors.

### In what type of world is Math Blaster played?

- a caveman environment
- a medieval world
- futuristic outer space

### Which number cannot be shown as a Roman numeral?

### Where and when was the equal sign (=) invented?

- 13th century Venice
- 16th century Wales
- 19th century Istanbul

### In which year was the game KenKen invented?

### The name KenKen comes from a Japanese word meaning what?

### KenKen is similar to which other Japanese game?

### Which number would correctly complete the sequence 1, 4, 9, 16, ___, 36?