Painless Partitioning: Developing Proficiencies through Games


Participants will focus on the partitions of 10:
• whilst playing the Italian card game called Scopa and
• when solving the 4 x 4 KenKen addition operation grid.
SCOPA is a game of singles for 2 or 3 players, or a ‘team of 2’ match for 4 players. In Italian, Scopa means “broom”. In the game Scopa, you are awarded points for four specific actions and for ‘sweeping’ the last cards off the table.
KenKen offers a whole school approach for developing the proficiencies of Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. In using arithmetic operations, multiple partitions, factorizations and deductive reasoning are actioned.
While participating in both activities players will learn reasoning strategies.
Support materials will be made available for teachers so they can try these ideas in their classrooms.

David Dunstan
Paul Swan

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
D-1 06/12/2018 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University OPTION FULL


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