I happened to tune into SBS TV tonight to see: “Letters and Numbers Ep 28 : Air Date 8th Sep 6:00pm, Melbourne time. Letters and Numbers is hosted by Richard Morecroft. Unlike most game shows, it doesn’t drag out the questions, of which there are only two types. A very simple format if you wan’t some brain exercises at the end of each day!
Of particular interest is the co-host Lily Serna (pictured above) who is currently completing an honours degree in Mathematics. I think her short biography would be well worth showing to students. Studying Mathematics can open many doors!
In the numbers game, one contestant chooses a mix of six numbers and they both try to get as close to the randomly generated target number as they can in 30 seconds using basic principles of maths: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Each number can only be used once. Can you complete the game shown below?