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TES Maths ROTW 21 – The Lobster Game

May 26, 2014 - TES, TES Resource of the Week (ROTW)

If you are looking for a good end of term activity, then look no further than The Lobster Game. Strategy, team work, probability, percentages, negative numbers, all packaged up in a simple yet highly engaging game. There is also an advanced version which contains a lovely little twist!

Can students devise the optimal strategy for making the most money form their lobster catching business, or will it all go to pot on the roll of a dice? Getting them to write up their strategy and thoughts at several points throughout the game will also help develop their quality of written communication (QWC).

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Craig Barton

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One thought on “TES Maths ROTW 21 – The Lobster Game

Sam

Hello,
I was reading about your lobster game (we call it lobster pots) and I was wondering whether there was an algorithm that gets a reasonable amount of money at the end?
This has been an interest for years and I am entering my last year of sixth form and would like to do as well as possible before I leave.
If there is no algorithm then any advise would be much appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
-Sam

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