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Damath Rules


Cj Ang

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of Damath Rules

Rules and Regulations Damath Rule # 1 Toss a coin Rule # 2 Move a chip diagonally forward only
Rule # 3 Players alternately take turns in moving a chip Rule # 4 Touch Move Rule # 5 Record each move you do Rule # 6 Only 60 seconds per move Rule # 7 In taking an opponent's chip, the 'taker' chip jumps over the 'taken' chip and uses any of the four operation symbols of +, -, x, and -:- where the taker chip lands A chip is declared 'dama' if it stops in any of the following squares of the opposing player: (1,0) (3,0) (5,0) (7,0) Similarly, the opposing player's chip is declared 'dama' if it stops in any of the following squares: (0,7) (2,7) (4,7) (6,7) Rule # 8 A 'dama' chip can slide diagonally forward or backward in any unoccupied square as long as no opponent's chip blocks its path. It could take a chip or chips whereby its corresponding sum, difference, product or quotient is doubled. Similarly, if an ordinary chip takes an opponents 'dama' chip , its score is doubled. Rule # 9 Rule # 10 Dama chip takes on an opponents dama chip the score is quadrupled Rule # 11 A 'taker' chip can take one chip or more than one chips with the required option to take the greater number of chips. Between "a 'dama' chip taking an opponent's chip" and "a chip taking an opponent's chip", the former prevails. A 'taker' or 'taken dama' chip should be identified by encircling it in the scoresheet The game ends if: *the 20-minute game period lapsed; *the moves are repetitive;
* a player has no more chip to move *an opponents chip is cornered The remaining chip or chips of the players are to be added to their respective scores. If the remaining chip is a 'dama', then its score is also doubled · The player with the greater accumulated total score wins the game.
JESUS L. HUENDA * dama and mathematics Brief History *inspired by an investigatory project called "dama de numero" submitted by his student in 1975 *it became popular in 1990's which was adopted by a lot of education conventions world wide. DAMATH
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