I'm going to take a break today from posting my summer math series and give you a fun game to play while driving around. The family and I were heading to visit my brother today which is about a 40 minute drive and I was trying to keep myself entertained. I've been playing a math license plate game since college so I taught it to my husband today. It goes like this...
- Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide
- Use powers/exponents
- Use factorials
- Change the order of the numbers
You may not:
- Use any number more than once
- Leave any number out
- Place a decimal between digits
In the example above you can find more than one solution.
Solution 1: (3-2) + 1 + 8 = 10
Solution 2: (1^3) * 2 + 8
Solution 3: 8 + 3 - (1^2)
If you'd like to use these in the classroom you can design your own license plates using this site: http://www.autoplates.com/_custom/embossed-license-plates/index2.php!