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Instructions: Use the arrow keys (or swipe) to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one tile to make a double. What is the largest double you can make?

Trophies are available for creating tiles of the following values:

128 - Level 1 trophy
256 - Level 2 trophy
512 - Level 3 trophy
1024 - Level 4 trophy
2048 - Level 5 trophy

Double Take

Learn the powers of two up to 2048!

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Tran Tunnels

Tran Tunnels

Answer the questions as you find your way through the tunnels. Collect coins on the way. There's a musical theme to this adventure game and you won't be able to complete it unless you solve all of the clues.

Learning the sequence of doubling numbers (powers of two) is a worthwhile pursuit for children of all ages. This game is lots of fun to play, does not require the player to already know the doubling sequence, but presents the numbers in context and in a way that will help the child learn and recognise them.

Play the game little and often! Do not spend hours and hours playing but do spend ten minutes every day working to improve your score. Your personal best score is shown at the top right of the screen and this provides a target for you to try and beat. Earn trophies as you achieve the high score tiles.

Enjoy playing the game and learning more mathematics as you do.

Comment recorded on the 1 August 'Starter of the Day' page by Peter Wright, St Joseph's College:

"Love using the Starter of the Day activities to get the students into Maths mode at the beginning of a lesson. Lots of interesting discussions and questions have arisen out of the activities.
Thanks for such a great resource!"

Comment recorded on the 14 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger Kisby, Herts and Essex High School:

"Just a quick note to say that we use a lot of your starters. It is lovely to have so many different ideas to start a lesson with. Thank you very much and keep up the good work."

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Amortisation and Annuities

Amortisation and Annuities

Exercises containing problems about gradually paying off loans and calculating pension plans. So far this activity has been accessed 69 times and 2 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

This game is adapted from code created by Gabriele Cirulli (http://gabrielecirulli.com) based on 1024 by Veewo Studio and conceptually similar to Threes by Asher Vollmer. The details of the copyright notice can be seen here.

In the video below Steve Mould and James Grime discuss 2048 strategy and Maths.

Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments.

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Number Crunch Saga

Number Crunch Saga

A lively numeracy game requiring you to align three numbers to create the given target sum or product.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=saga

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Remainder Race

A game involving chance and choice requiring an ability to calculate remainders.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=remainder

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Sum Game

A game against the clock to find the numbers which add up to the target number.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=sumgame

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Discombobulated

Discombobulated

A fun game requiring you to find numbers which add up to the target number as quickly as possible.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=danumber

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