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Engaging Contexts for the Game of Nim

Charles Reeves, Rosemarie Reeves Gleichowski 

January 2007, Volume 12, Issue 5, Page 251

Abstract:
Various versions of the traditional game of Nim and demonstrations of how working backward can be used to find a winning strategy. The link is then made between working backward and using inverse operation to solve equations. Other problems are presented in which students can use their developed skills of working backwards.

Keywords:
Game Theory
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Conceptual Development
Games / Puzzles
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof