Math’s Week Scotland – Tuesday’s Challenge

Today we bring you a strategy game: The Shannon Switching Game from the University of Edinburgh.

This games is aimed at Upper Primary and Secondary.

There are 10 different game boards to choose from (two examples are below).
The rules can be found here.

Take it in turns to ‘join’ or ‘cut’ a line… can ‘join’ make a path between the two red dots or will ‘cut’ ruin their chances?

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Find a partner and get stuck in… can you find a winning strategy?

Is the game fair or does someone have an advantage?
Does it matter who makes the first move?

If you’ve been solving any of your own problems, let us know what the problems were and how you went about it.

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