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ERIC Number: EJ1093129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Stimulating Mathematical Thinking through Domino Games
Gough, John
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v71 n2 p20-22 2015
Most readers would be familiar with the standard domino set which is played with rectangular domino tiles. The domino set, sometimes called a deck or pack, consists of 28 dominoes, colloquially nicknamed bones, cards, tiles, stones, or spinners. A domino set is a generic gaming device, similar to playing cards or dice, in that a variety of games can be played with a set. Dominoes are very simple and basic gaming implements that are so versatile you can play virtually an unlimited number of games with them. Involving varying degrees of strategy, the only limitation to the games that you play with dominoes is your imagination. There are a huge variety of domino games played all over the world, ranging from the very simple to the extremely complex, from the easy to the incredibly difficult. This article describes two alternative types of domino sets: "Bug Trails," which is described as a non-standard domino game; and "Bendominoes" which is described as a game with a twist.
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Language: English
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