Introduction to the DaMath Board Game Part 1

DaMath is a math board game coined from the word dama, a Filipino checker game, and mathematics. It was invented by Jesus Huenda, a high school teacher from Sorsogon, Philippines. It became very popular in the 1980s and until now played in many schools in the Philippines. DaMath can be used to practice the four […]
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How to Guess the Day of the Week Your Friend Was Born

If you have some friends born between 1900 and 2000, then maybe you can impress them with this trick: find the day of the week that they were born. Here are the steps: (1) Let be the year of their birth. Evaluate and ignore the remainder. For example, we want to know the date March 3, […]
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The Loop Game: Pool in Elliptical Table

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 foci and hitting the ball placed on the other focus. This is easy to […]
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