# The Uniqueness Game

## Find examples for each of the mathematical categories that no other person has found.

##### Menu  Year 5Year 6Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Year 12Year 13
 1 A factor of 210 10 2 A symmetric polygon Square 3 Three numbers with a mean of 5 4, 5, 6 4 A 3D shape with at least one face that is a triangle. Triangular Prism 5 An equivalent fraction to $$\dfrac{3}{4}$$ $$\dfrac{6}{8}$$ 6 A real-life example of an acute angle. The angle between the hands of a clock at 1pm

1 point for an example checked to be correct by the teacher.

2 points for a correct example different from Captain Obvious' example.

3 points for a correct example that no one else in the class has chosen.

This is The Uniqueness Game Year 7. You can also try:
Year 5 Year 6 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13

## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician?

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"Thanks very much for this one. We developed it into a whole lesson and I borrowed some hats from the drama department to add to the fun!"

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

## Maths Map

Are you looking for something specific? An exercise to supplement the topic you are studying at school at the moment perhaps. Navigate using our Maths Map to find exercises, puzzles and Maths lesson starters grouped by topic.

## Teachers

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Monday, March 25, 2024

"If you like the idea of this game but the topics are not suitable for your students I suggest the Smallest Number challenge. It is a competition to choose the smallest integer that no one else has chosen. You can find out more about it here."

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## Description of Levels

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Year 5 - Topics typically practised in Year 5

Year 6 - Topics typically practised in Year 6

Year 7 - Topics typically practised in Year 7

Year 8 - Topics typically practised in Year 8

Year 9 - Topics typically practised in Year 9

Year 10 - Topics typically practised in Year 10

Year 11 - Topics typically practised in Year 11

Year 12 - Topics typically practised in Year 12

Year 13 - Topics typically practised in Year 13

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