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Number Scramble App

Take turns to use the tiles in your stack to make a line of numbers that add to 12.


How to play

You and another player in the Number Scramble game are given a stack of six number tiles. You then take turns to use the tiles in your stack to make a line of numbers that add to 12. The line must include one or more of the old tiles that are already on the game board but you can use as many of your own tiles to make the line as you wish.

A Rationale for using the app

Fluency with numbers, and finding effective ways to make a total, are key features of numeracy. This game gives an engaging context within which the mental strategies of doubles, near doubles, rainbow facts and bridge through 10 can be practiced.

Each player has six tiles with which to make a line of tiles that adds to 12. The game starts with a tile at the centre of the gameboard and the first player has to use that number as part of their line. For example:

A 2 was placed in the centre of the board and the player added the 2, 4 and 4 tiles to make a line that adds to 12. The two white tiles at the end of the line were added by the program to show that those positions cannot be used later in the game. A full description of how to play the game is given in the Help File.

In the classroom

The Number Scramble program supports Year 1 - 3 statements for Number & Algebra in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. In the lesson plan given below, you will see how the app can be used to develop skills with mental strategies with a follow-up activity that will provide evidence of real achievement.

This app is available for both iPhone and iPad

Category: Education
Released: 08 November 2011
Version: 1.0
Size: 12.5 MB
Language: English
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This product can also be used as a resource for the classroom. The following lesson plan and activity may help you to make the most of the product with a group of students or the whole class.

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