## STEM Learning Activity

In this series of problem solving activities produced by Australia’s favourite mathematician Adam Spencer, you will learn about arithmetic and problem solving in a fun yet challenging way. We hope you enjoy.

### High Scores

In this video Adam Spencer presents ‘High Scores’. This is a mathematical problem-solving game developed by Adam and Sean Gardner from the UNSW some years ago for one of his many books. ‘High Scores’ is a great way for students to learn about arithmetic and the mathematical concept of order of operations. In the game students need to place given numbers as well as mathematical operations (+, – , x, ÷ ) in the correct order to satisfy an equation.
Later you will be given a set of numbers you need to satisfy the equation, but this time you need to do so in such a way to record the ‘High Score’

## Videos

In this video Adam Spencer presents the mathematical game ’31 Fun’.
In this video Adam Spencer introduces students to a game that was invented by the mathematician John Horton-Conway in 1967 known as ‘Sprouts’.
In this video Adam Spencer presents ‘High Scores’ the mathematical problem-solving game developed by Adam and Sean Gardner.
‘Gridlocks’ is a great way for students to learn about the mathematical concept of order of operations and mathematical problem solving.