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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 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 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Phil Anthony, Head of Maths, Stourport High School:

"What a brilliant website. We have just started to use the 'starter-of-the-day' in our yr9 lessons to try them out before we change from a high school to a secondary school in September. This is one of the best resources on-line we have found. The kids and staff love it. Well done an thank you very much for making my maths lessons more interesting and fun."

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"Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I have so much material to use in class and inspire me to try something a little different more often. I am going to show my maths department your website and encourage them to use it too. How lovely that you have compiled such a great resource to help teachers and pupils.
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Circle Equations

Circle Equations

Recognise and use the equation of a circle with centre at the origin and the equation of a tangent to a circle. So far this activity has been accessed 56 times and it is ready for you to enjoy!

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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Bar chart showing the number of trophies earned claimed for each level

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Number Crunch Saga

Number Crunch Saga

A lively numeracy game requiring you to align three numbers to create the given target sum or product.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=saga

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Remainder Race

Remainder Race

A game involving chance and choice requiring an ability to calculate remainders.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=remainder

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Sum Game

Sum Game

A game against the clock to find the numbers which add up to the target number.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=sumgame

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Discombobulated

Discombobulated

A fun game requiring you to find numbers which add up to the target number as quickly as possible.

The short web address is:
Transum.org/go/?to=danumber

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