Make It Count: Are You a Math Game Maven?
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
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?