# MATHOPOLY

## Even Lane

### Instructions

The object of the game is to become the wealthiest player through buying and renting property and answering multiple choice mathematics questions.

Players take turns to roll two dice and move around the playing board the number of spaces indicated by the sum of the two dice. Whenever a player lands on an unowned property they may buy that property at its given price. If any other player then lands on that property they pay the owner the indicated rent.

If a player's funds fall below £0 they will be declared bankrupt and be out of the game.

This game is for two to four players. Please select:

• 2 players
• 3 players
• 4 players

## Transum.org

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

## More Activities:

Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician?

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#### Nine Digits

Arrange the given digits one to nine to make three numbers such that two of them add up to the third. This is a great puzzle for practicing standard pen and paper methods of three digit number addition and subtraction.

## Numeracy

"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables."

Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3

## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Joseph B, Catholic Cathedral College, NZ

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Mathopoly concept is great but no one goes bankrupt (in 2 player mode)! Suggest raising the rents (up to 50%? ) of value.
Thanks for great resources."

Transum,

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Thanks for your suggestion Joseph B. Here's a link that will take you to a 50% rent version of this game: 50% rent version."

Anon,

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"Mathopoly is great but 75% more rent will be a lot better."