Mathematics at work 10 Spatial Puzzles and GAmes
Specific Curriculum Outcomes
G01 Students will be expected to analyze puzzles and games that involve spatial reasoning, using problemsolving strategies. **Spatial thinking, or reasoning, involves the location and movement of objects and ourselves, either mentally or physically, in space.
G01 Students will be expected to analyze puzzles and games that involve spatial reasoning, using problemsolving strategies. **Spatial thinking, or reasoning, involves the location and movement of objects and ourselves, either mentally or physically, in space.
Activities

 Creating Squares from wild.math.org  This game is played on a 5x5 piece of dot paper. Take turns claiming a dot. Whoever completes a square first is the winner. You can play against the computer or a friend. Also an opportunity to talk about parallel and perpendicular lines.


 Connect 4 video from Numberphile  ConnectFour is a game in the TicTacToe family; the object is to get four stones in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally. There is a "gravity" rule: you can play only in the bottommost unoccupied cell in a column. The video from Brady Haran talks about some of background on the game. James Allen has even written an entire book on the game and solved it with a computer program.


 Qwirkle Cubes from MindWare  This is a great game of spatial reasoning and probability. Perfect for Mathematics at Work 10.
 Play Rush Hour online from Thinkfun Games  Rush Hour is the original sliding block Traffic Jam Puzzle from Thinkfun Games.
 Skikaku Puzzles from Nikoli and Skikaku  These puzzles (also known as Rectangles) are spatial puzzles with simple rules involving rectangle areas and factoring.
