Damath

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Damath
Introduction:
Damath comes from the Pinoys checker board game called “dama” and Mathematics. It blends local culture, education and digital technology that aim to make math teaching and learning child-friendly, challenging and interactive. DAMATH, a patent-pending mathematical board-game invented by five-time national awardees Jesus L. Huenda, is coined from the popular Filipino checkerboard game of dama, (or lady in Spanish) and mathematics.
It started in a Sorsogon National High School class in Sorsogon, Philippines and its popularity spread quickly and resulted in the first national DAMATH competitions held at Legaspi City in 1980. He initiated this competition with the support of the Science Foundation of the Philippines. He
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The game will go on until all pieces belonging to a player have been eaten and the scores computed. Because of the need to solve operations, players must list down all moves during the game so the moves can be reviewed, especially by the judges in a tournament setting.
Rules:
How to START: * 24 chips should be placed first on the following squares on the DAMATH board Chip Number Position of Blue Chip Position of Red Chip

Chip Number | Position of Blue Chips | Position of Red Chips | 0 | ( 5 , 2 ) | ( 2 , 5 ) | -1 | ( 3 , 2 ) | ( 4 , 5 ) | 2 | ( 7 , 2 ) | ( 0 , 5 ) | -3 | ( 1 , 2 ) | ( 6 , 5 ) | 4 | ( 4 , 1 ) | ( 3 , 6 ) | -5 | ( 2 , 1 ) | ( 5 , 6 ) | 6 | ( 6 , 1 ) | ( 1 , 6 ) | -7 | ( 0 , 1 ) | ( 7 , 6 ) | 8 | ( 5 , 0 ) | ( 2 , 7 ) | -9 | ( 3 , 0 ) | ( 4 , 7 ) | 10 | ( 7 , 0 ) | ( 0 , 7 ) | -11 | ( 1 , 0 ) | ( 6 , 7 ) |

How to make a move * Toss a coin to decide who moves first.2. * The first player moves a piece by sliding diagonally forward to an adjoining vacant square (no chip is to be placed on colored squares). Record your move in the score sheet.
Example:
Red player moves “-1” to an adjoining vacant square (5, 4), thus, to the score sheet the player writes on the first column under the heading “Move” with [-1 ⟶ (5, 4)] to mean “-1” goes to a square located 5 on its x-axis and 4 on its

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