This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o’clock?
Ages 5 – 7
Set the time on the clock to 6 o’clock to start the game.
Decide who will go first (player 1) and who will go second (player 2).
Take it in turns to choose to move the hands of the clock on by 12 hour or by 1 hour. For example, player 1 could choose 12 hour, so the clock hands move to 6.30, then player 2 might choose 1 hour, moving the clock hands to 7.30… etc.
The winner is the player who moves the hands exactly onto 12 o’clock.
Can you work out a winning strategy so that you can always beat your opponent?