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Instructions: Swipe the tiles or use the arrow keys 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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Strategy Games

Strategy Games

We have collected together lots of strategy games for you to enjoy. Many of them have mathematical principles involved in their design so would make a good activity for a Mathematics lesson.

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 February 'Starter of the Day' page by M Chant, Chase Lane School Harwich:

"My year five children look forward to their daily challenge and enjoy the problems as much as I do. A great resource - thanks a million."

Comment recorded on the 21 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Trainor And His P7 Class(All Girls), Mercy Primary School, Belfast:

"My Primary 7 class in Mercy Primary school, Belfast, look forward to your mental maths starters every morning. The variety of material is interesting and exciting and always engages the teacher and pupils. Keep them coming please."

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Mystery Numbers

Mystery Numbers

If '7 D in a W' stands for 7 days in a week, what do you think these mystery numbers are? So far this activity has been accessed 5068 times and 40 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

This game is adapted from code created by Gabriele Cirulli 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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