### MMath (Mathematics) Student, University of Bath

September 2009 - July 2013

### Maths Games

#### Make 24

##### Instructions:

OK, so the aim's pretty obvious: you have to make 24 using a combination of the numbers you're given. The aim here is to get as many sets completed as you can in the time given, and to pass as few as possible. There are versions of this game online which use playing cards and where not all combinations work (about 75% do), but in this game all combinations are (or at least should be) possible.

The interface takes a little bit of getting used to, but the easiest way to learn is to click lots of buttons! To start you off: click on the centre to begin or to pass and get a new set of numbers; the green add, subtract, multiply and divide buttons do what they say they do to the two numbers either side of them (only positive integers are allowed as a result of operations); and the yellow arrows can be used to swap the numbers around (so you can add numbers which aren't beside each other etc.).

Every combination solved gives you three points, and a pass deducts one point (but might allow you more time to solve other combinations)

#### Target

##### Instructions:

In this game you should try to make the number in the centre using a combination of the numbers you're given (you'll need to use all of them).

The interface takes a little bit of getting used to, but the easiest way to learn is to click lots of buttons! To start you off: click on the centre to begin or to pass and get a new set of numbers; the add, subtract, multiply and divide buttons do what they say they do to the two numbers either side of them (only positive integers are allowed as a result of operations); and the arrows can be used to swap the numbers around (so you can add numbers which aren't beside each other etc.).

Every combination solved gives you three points, and a pass deducts one point (but might allow you more time to solve other combinations)