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Math Games – “Sprouts”

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Sprouts is a game based on graph theory that I first discovered through a Martin Gardner article.

Start by placing some dots on a piece of paper. each player then takes turns to draw a line connecting 2 dots and placing a new dot on the middle of the line. each dot can have only 3 lines coming from it. and no lines may cross.

the person who can’t move first is the loser.

here is a simple sample game:



Written by Luke Dunn

March 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm