This is a game for two players ... for young children this should be an adult or older child. ## PreparationIn school this game is played with the school resource called Poly Plug. At home you can play it with your plastic screw caps from soft drink and spring water bottles on a game frame, or by using a game sheet and crossing out circles as you go.- Print this Poly Plug Frame if you are playing with caps or this Poly Plug Paper if you are crossing off.
Whichever way you choose, you only need one between two. - One spot dice per pair.
- Write the title of this challenge and today's date on a fresh page in your maths journal.
## InvestigationEach time you play you are collecting data to help answer the question:
## More Investigation- What happens if we change the number of boards?
- What happens if we flip a coin instead of rolling a dice? Cover 1 for a head and 2 for a tail.
- What happens if we change the number of dice?
## Playing On The ComputerCambridge University runs a project called NRICH for mathematics. They learnt about Fill The Board and created software (Adobe Flash) for the game. They call their activityAll Change. They have made three variations of the game.
- Explore All Change at the NRICH site.
## Just Before You FinishFor this part you need your maths journal and your Working Like A Mathematician page.- Draw an oval in your journal.
- Change it into a face that shows how you feel about Fill The Board.
- Add a speech bubble if you wish.
**What do you know now**that you didn't know when you started Fill The Board?
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. They have been shared from the Members section of Calculating Changes, which is a division of Mathematics Centre.
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