Static Nim—Fibonacci Nim

Get those competitive juices flowing! Learners apply algebraic skills to develop a winning strategy to a token game. Successful players apply patterns of subtraction with a focus on intercepts and slope. This is the second installment in a series of three Illuminations lessons.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Play several rounds of the game as a class to ensure all understand the process
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a set of tokens
  • Expects a solid understanding of graphing input and output pairs

  • Provides a student handout for groups to follow as they play the game
  • Includes ideas for extension

  • None
Common Core