Mathematics enthusiast and author Allex Bellos has created an elliptical pool table and he named it “The Loop Game.” It was supposed to always make the ball go to the table pocket. This can be done by placing the pocket at one of the fociand hitting the ball placed on the other focus. This is easy to say theoretically, but of course in playing, you also have to consider Physics.
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If you want your children or students practice equations and operations, you might want to try Equate: The Equation Thinking Game. Equate is a math board game that works like Scrabble. In Equate, instead of forming words, you can form equations. Younger children can choose an easy game which only consists of addition and subtraction, while older children can include multiplication and subtraction. Even more challenging is to include fractions!
Just like Scrabble, you can have double or triple scores in Equate. This can make players think of equations that yields a larger answers, while practicing their arithmetic.
Equate can be played 2-4 players ages 8 years old and above.
Although this game is challenging, it could also take a while to finish one game. Games which include fraction is expected to last up to 120 minutes.