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Tour de Math

Date: November 19, 2013 Author: Judy Albrecht Categories: 3 - 4, 5 - 6, Information 0

This week we will be learning a math strategy game from Africa. It is mancala. We will be making our own mancala boards today as part of our class. That is the reason for our request for egg cartons last week. I believe that I have enough cartons… John brought in quite a few and I have had pledges for more this week… We are using dozen egg cartons for our boards. If you do get the urge to get an official board for home use, I have seen them at several locations in Hayward… Hope you have fun with this new math challenge game.

I have also found mancala games on line. Cool Math has a mancala game, (I have yet to beat the computer)! There is also a game called Snail Mancala or Mancala snails. Each are fun to play and try to outwit a computer opponent. The are many versions of mancala, check out the rules information online.

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