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# Can You Plan Strategically?

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Last Biscuit

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Crossing the Bridge

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Olympic Records

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Olympic Measures

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Latin Lilies

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Phiddlywinks

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Phiddlywinks - a Tribute to John Conway

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This collection of activities is intended to encourage you to think and plan strategically. We are offering you a variety of playful contexts in which you will be challenged to think ahead and analyse the outcomes.

Age 11 to 18

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Can you find a strategy that ensures you get to take the last biscuit in this game?

Age 11 to 18

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Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

Age 11 to 14

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Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Age 11 to 14

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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Age 7 to 14

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In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

Age 7 to 18

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Have a go at this version of John Conway's game. Do you have any good strategies for winning?

Age 7 to 18

Read this article to find out more about the inspiration for NRICH's game, Phiddlywinks.