Game of Totals

Last week in math we played Game of Totals. It is an interesting challenge. The first person puts in 1, 2, or 3 counters. The second person puts in 1, 2, or 3 counters. They keep taking turns putting in counters until they reach 10. The person who puts in the 10th counter wins. It can also be played up to 25, putting in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 counters each time. The big puzzle is to figure out the strategy that will mean you always win…

La semana pasada en matemáticas jugamos Game of Totals. Es un desafío interesante. La primera persona pone 1, 2 o 3 contadores. La segunda persona pone en 1, 2 o 3 contadores. Siguen turnándose para poner contadores hasta llegar a 10. La persona que ingresa en el décimo contador gana. También se puede jugar hasta 25, colocando 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 o 6 contadores cada vez. El gran rompecabezas es descubrir la estrategia que significará que siempre ganas …

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