The Math Court Game Board
Copyright 2000
Permission is granted for personal and educational use only.

Instructions For Play:

  1. Print out the game & hint cards. (Various levels of play are available.)
  2. Print out this board, and grab a pencil and paper for each player.
  3. Be sure the cards are in numerical order, and lay them face down.
    (NOTE: the cards get harder as the numbers increase, shuffling makes for a more
    exciting game, but we don't recommend you shuffle until your proof skills are comfortable.)

  4. When both teams are ready, turn up the first card.
  5. All players work the proof remembering to write clear sentences and to back up
    every statement with a correct legal reason. Teams will discuss proof ideas secretly.
  6. Hint cards are available for each proof. If you use a hint, you lose 2 moves.
  7. When a team has a valid proof written, they will slap the card. They then share
    their proof statements with the other team. If their proof is clear and correctly backed up, they mark 5 x's on the game board, 3 x's if a hint card was used.
    (the other team will use o's) If any of their statements are unclear or not backed up
    by an appropriate legal reason, they lose the round and the other team may continue the proof. If both teams are unsuccessful, play moves to the next card.
  8. The team who is farthest along the court at the end of the deck, or previously set time period, wins.
  9. If you are playing by yourself, the challenge is to reach the finish line before the end of the deck.

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