Today, my class had worked really hard and so I decided to “play for homework”. I challenged them to a game of Nim which, if I won I would set homework and if they won they would get no homework. A class representative stepped for but, unfortunately for them, I won because I knew the strategy. However, within 3 minutes they had (as a class) figured it out and were begging me for a rematch so they could have no homework.
Having really liked how quickly they engaged when a night off from homework was at stake, I thought this is something I would like to do every few weeks but I need more games that I am (almost) guaranteed to win.
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