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The latest activity to be updated on this site is called "Fifteen" (A strategy game. Play against the computer to select three numbers that add up to 15.).

So far this activity has been accessed 53854 times and 1805 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

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Roman Numerals Jigsaw

Roman Numerals Jigsaw

This is a wonderful activity for someone who does not know Roman numerals. By completing the activity an understanding of the symbols develops and a great sense of achievement is enjoyed.

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