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Today, you're going to play Countdown. 


Have you ever seen the TV program?  


Watch the clip before you start today's activity.

Countdown - The Most Extraordinary Numbers Game Ever?

From 1997 - James Martin's Numbers Game - This has got to be the most amazing numbers game answer ever - This video was originally hosted on another account....

You are going to use these digits: 3, 5, 8, 2, 9, 6 and try to make the target number 56.


You can only use each digit once but you can use any of the 4 mathematical operations as many times as you want.


If you are feeling brave, you can even use the countdown timer. 

The Countdown Clock

I've had quite a few requests to show just the Countdown clock for use in school activities/own games etc., so here it is! Enjoy! It's a brand new version to...