You can play this game on your own but it's more fun with two [2] people.
## Preparation- Print one [1] copy of each of these playing boards by clicking on the image:
... ... ... If you decide our boards are too small make your own. - Print one copy of this score sheet.
It is enough for one or two players. Print more when you need them. - Collect five [5] plastic caps from milk bottles or bottles of water or use five rubber hookey rings.
Other objects work if they don't bounce around too much when you toss or drop them. - Write the title of this challenge and today's date on a fresh page in your maths journal.
## The Game
Have fun exploring Toss Up.## Challenge 1- Play one game, three times a week for three weeks.
- At the end, look back at your nine [9] score sheets and write a paragraph about what you have noticed or learnt by playing the game.
## Challenge 2- What is the
*highest*possible*winning*score in one round? Explain in your journal. - What is the
*lowest*possible*losing*score in one round? Explain in your journal. - What is the
*lowest*possible*winning*score in one round? Explain in your journal.
## Challenge 3- For each board (including yours) suppose the board has one more column on the left side.
- In your journal record the heading numbers for each of these extra columns.
## Challenge 4
## Answers & DiscussionHints:- You don't have five caps to use on every board.
- One number is impossible to use.
- You could 'go high' first by starting with one cap in the highest possible column on each board.
- You could make a table of the possible numbers in order as the headings and try possible combinations in the rows underneath.
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