
CHAPTER 6
INTRODUCTION
What different types of games can you think of? Can you
list examples of each type? What are some of the benefits of playing games?
MATERIALS
paper and pencil
TASK
Drake's Boy Scout troop and Teresa's Girl Guide unit have
decided to host a games afternoon so the troops and units in their area
can get to know each other. Determine the supplies they will need and
how to organize the event.
PROCESS
 Drake and Teresa have decided that they will be playing two games:
 Crokinole
 Chinese Checkers
 Use these links to find out about these games:
Crokinole
Rules
Chinese
Checkers Rules
The
Online Guide to Traditional Games
 What is the maximum number of players for each game?
 What equipment is needed for each game?
 How much equipment is needed for each game?
 There will be 48 kids in total at the games afternoon. Half the kids
will be playing Crokinole and the other half will be playing Chinese
Checkers.
 How many kids will be playing Crokinole? How many kids
will be playing Chinese Checkers?
 How many games of Crokinole will there be if the maximum
number of players played? Show your work.
 How many games of Chinese Checkers will there be if
the maximum number of players played? Show your work.
 Teresa and Drake need to figure out what equipment they should supply.
 How many Crokinole boards and Chinese Checkers boards
will they need in total?
 How many Crokinole discs will they need in total? Show
your work.
 How many Chinese Checkers pegs (or marbles) will they
need for each group? Explain.
 How many Chinese Checkers pegs (or marbles) will they
need in total? Show your work.
 Teresa and Drake have decided to buy bags of marbles to use for Chinese
Checkers. Each bag of 126 marbles has an equal number of black, white,
blue, red, yellow, and green marbles.
 How many marbles of each colour are in a bag of marbles?
Use estimation to show that your calculation is reasonable.
 How many bags of marbles will they need in total to
play Chinese Checkers at the games afternoon? Show your work.
RESOURCES
Web sites:
 Crokinole
Rules
 Chinese
Checkers Rules
 The Online Guide to Traditional Games
TASK
CHECKLIST


Did
you get all the information you needed from the Web site? 

Did
you justify your choice of calculation method? 

Did
you show all your steps? 

Did
you estimate to check that each calculation is reasonable? 

