The Webinar on Math Games that Make Us Think took place on Monday, September 7th, 2020 from 10 am until 11:30 am, with Puri Montesinos, member of the Emma Castelnuovo Society of Math Professors of Madrid (SMPM), as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event with a simple game that is based on ordering the numbers from 1 to 16 and uses 2 strips of paper that are 3 cm wide. Puri Montesinos then taught us how to play Calcudice, which uses 4 dice, one board and tokens of 2 colors. Finally, the speaker described the game called Math Vocabulary, in which you have to define a mathematical concept without using certain specific words. For example, can you define “multiplication” without using “factor,” “operation” and “number”?