CONTIG
by F. W. Broadbent
in the May 1972 issue of
The Arithmetic Teacher
Contig is a game that intermediategrade children love to play, but can be enjoyed by high
school algebra students as well. I have also used the game in my computer science classes when
order of operations is discussed.
The game provides drill and practice in the four basic arithmetic operations: addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as opportunities for basic problem solving and
order of operations.
Materials
The materials required are simple: Three dice, a score pad, counters or markers, and a playing
board.
You may print the following board and photocopy it. Then just let the students put "X"s over
the numbers that are found.
Click here to see the Contig playing board
RULES OF THE GAME
1. Two to five players may play Contig.
2. To begin play, each player in turn rolls all three dice. The player with the smallest sum
begins play. Play then progresses from left to right (or counterclockwise).
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 Spring '08
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