The Math Court Game Board
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Permission is granted for personal and educational use only.
Print out the game
& hint cards. (Various levels of play are available.)
Print out this
board, and grab a pencil and paper for each player.
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
When both teams
are ready, turn up the first card.
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
Hint cards are
available for each proof. If you use a hint, you lose 2 moves.
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.
The team who is
farthest along the court at the end of the deck, or previously set time
If you are playing
by yourself, the challenge is to reach the finish line before the end
of the deck.