Yes this is a very strange game. "It" is the number in the circle. Students obey the instructions given.
The small button at the bottom right of the red panel will give a new number.
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Teacher, do your students have
access to computers?
Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.
Here is the URL which will take them to a fast-reaction game based on the properties of numbers.
Devise another strange game like today's Starter. Use a spreadsheet to produce a table showing the properties of each number up to 100