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
256 - Level 2 trophy
512 - Level 3 trophy
1024 - Level 4 trophy
2048 - Level 5 trophy
Learn the powers of two up to 2048!
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 24 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Ruth Seward, Hagley Park Sports College:
"Find the starters wonderful; students enjoy them and often want to use the idea generated by the starter in other parts of the lesson. Keep up the good work"
Comment recorded on the 8 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Smith, West Sussex, UK:
"I am an NQT and have only just discovered this website. I nearly wet my pants with joy.
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.
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Bar chart showing the number of trophies earned and claimed for each level.