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In this Open Educational Resource activity, students learn a little about the history of the Royal Game of Ur, the first board game, and get to practice critical thinking and problem solving by playing the game. Instructions are given along with a template for the game and game pieces and tetrahedral die.
Game of Ur, Math Activity, Math Club fun, problem solving, history of math
Mathematics | Other Mathematics | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Huffman, Cynthia J. Ph.D., "The Game of Ur: An Exercise in Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving and A Fun Math Club Activity" (2019). Open Educational Resources - Math. 15.