Things you need
- 2+ players
- Scrabble board game.
Scrabble is more than just a letter game, it’s also great for building your skills as a mathematician. To win, you'll need to strategise and work out which is the best word to make, and where is the best place to put it.
Scrabble is a great way to play with quantities. The object of the game is to create words out of the letters that you draw. Which letters you use and where you place them on the game board will score you different points. Not every letter is equal in value.
As you’re playing and creating your words, talk through your selections and encourage your child to do the same. For example, you might be stuck with a lot of letters with a value of one point, and getting a good score might be tricky.
Continue playing and having fun until someone becomes the Scrabble champion!
As you're playing, ask your child these questions to get them thinking deeper about the mathematical ideas that underpin the game: