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Mathematical Games from Around the World

The skills of strategy, forward thinking and logical thought are ones which make a good mathematician. Students can learn these skills through certain board games. This resource, produced by the Centre for Teaching Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, contains playing instructions for six mathematical games from around the world.

The games are:

• Alquerque - A Spanish board game similar to draughts
• Awithlaknannai - A Native American version of Alquerque
• Mu Torere - a blockade game from New Zealand
• Mancala - a board game from Africa
• Konane - a board game from Hawaii
• Five Field Kono - a battle game from Korea

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