Vocabero

Find the mathematical words from a series of guesses and clues.

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Level 1 - Mathematical words containing 5 letters

Level 2 - Mathematical words containing 6 letters

Level 3 - Mathematical words containing 7 letters

Level 4 - Mathematical words containing 8 letters

Level 5 - Mathematical words containing 9 letters

Equatero - A similar game requiring you to guess a mathematical expression.

Mathstermind - The Transum version of that old game requiring you to guess a number.

More Puzzles - all with a mathematical theme.

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Example

Suppose I am thinking of the word METRE

You have to try and gress what my word is.

For your first guess you may type in AOMRE

When you have finished typing the tiles will change colour. The colours are the clues:

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Now have another guess at my word. Use the clues that you have been given.

You will earn points for guessing my word correctly. When you have earned enough points you can claim a trophy.

Words are cosen randomly from the database of words that might be used in a mathematics lesson. It is possible that a word you have already guessed pops up for a second outing.

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