Maths in Carrom Board Game: Learning Mathematics through Games
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Addition and Subtraction of Numbers in Carrom for Class 2 Maths

Carrom is a very commonly played indoor game. Here students get to know the rules to play Carrom. It also teaches 2D shapes, counting numbers, and addition sums.

Carrom is a famous board game. To play this game required a carrom board, carrom pieces, and striker.

Two players playing this game mean a single match, or 4 players represent a double match.

Single game – If two players play the game, they are opponents. They should have to sit opposite each other.

Double game – If four players are playing the game, two are opponents, and two are partners. Partners should have to sit opposite each other.

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  • Carrom board is a square shape wooden board. The carom board has a smooth surface.
  • In each corner, a circular hole and a net are attached under each hole. These holes are called net holes or pockets.
  • Four diagonal lines are pointing toward the corner holes called foul lines.
  • There are two circles in the centre of the board. The smaller circle has the same size as the carrom piece.
  • There are baselines on four sides, and at the end of the baseline, there are circles called base circles.
  • There are nine black pieces, nine white pieces, one red piece called the Queen, and one striker in the Carrom.
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  • To start the game, put the Queen in the centre. Put six pieces around the Queen in a circle shape. Three black and three white pieces are alternately arranged in those six pieces. Then similarly, put the remaining 12 pieces in alternate order.
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    Rules to Play Carrom:

    • Before starting the game, players have to decide their colour pieces. You just have to pocket your color pieces by hitting them using a striker. You must place the striker well within the baseline or on the base circles along your side. Don’t touch any of the pieces except the striker while you strike.
    • After pocketing the Queen, you have to take cover. Cover means one of your colour pieces. If you take another colour cover, you must put the back queen in the centre again. If you hit a striker in the pocket, you must put back one of your pocketed pieces.
    • A player wins by pocketing all of the pieces of their chosen color. Those who pocketed all the pieces of their chosen color will win the game. However, neither player can win until one player has covered the Queen.

    2D Shapes

    Question 1:

    Write the name of the shape for the following objects.

    Striker –
    Carrom board –
    Foul lines –
    Net hole –
    Queen –

    Answers 1:

    Striker – circle
    Carrom board – Square
    Foul lines – Line
    Net hole – Circle
    Queen – Circle

    Addition Sums

    Question 2:

    There are nine black pieces, nine white pieces, and one Queen in the Carrom. How many total pieces are there?

    Answers 2:

    Number of black pieces = 9
    Number of white pieces = 9
    Number of queens = 1
    Total pieces = 9 + 9 + 1 = 19
    There is a total of 19 pieces in the Carrom.

    Points and Lines

    Question 3:

    You are a player 1. In each of the following examples, a position of the piece is given. To pocket this piece, draw the striker in the correct position and draw a line from striker to piece so that the piece will get pocketed.

    (Hint: Use a scale to draw a line.)

    Carrom-board

    Answers 3:

    The correct answer is:

    Carrom-board

    Counting Numbers

    Question 4:

    Count the number of each colour piece. Guess who will win the game.

    1. Carrom-board
    2. Carrom-board

    Answers 4:

    1. Player 1 has fewer pieces on the board. So, player 1 can win the game. The correct answer is:
    2. Carrom-board
    3. Player 2 has the least pieces on the board. So, player 2 can win the game. The correct answer is:
    4. Carrom-board

    Addition and Subtraction

    Question 5:

    Following are the pieces pocketed by the players. Count the pocketed pieces and answer the following questions.

    Carrom-board-coins
    1. Who pocketed most of the pieces till now?
    2. Who pocketed the least pieces till now?
    3. How many more pieces did player 2 have pocketed?
    4. How many black pieces will be on the board?
    5. How many white pieces will be on the board?
    6. If player 1 pocketed 3 pieces on his next turn, how many pieces would he have pocketed?
    7. If player 2 pocketed 2 pieces on his next turn, how many white pieces would he have on the board?
    8. After the next turn of both players, how many total pieces would have on the board?

    Answers 5:

    The number of pocketed pieces of each player is:

    Carrom-board-coins
    1. Number of pieces pocketed by player 1 = 2
      Number of pieces pocketed by player 2 = 5
      Among 2 and 5, the number 5 is bigger.
      So, player 2 pocketed most of the pieces.
    2. Among 2 and 5, the number 2 is the smallest.
      So, player 1 pocketed the least of the pieces.
    3. Number of pieces pocketed by player 1 = 2
      Number of pieces pocketed by player 2 = 5
      More number of more pieces’ player 2 has pocketed = 5 – 2 = 3
      Player 2 has three more pieces pocketed than player 1.
    4. Number of black pieces pocketed by player 1 = 2
      There are a total of 9 black pieces in the Carrom.
      Number of pieces on the board = 9 – 2 = 7
      There are seven black pieces on the board.
    5. Number of white pieces pocketed by player 2 = 5
      There are a total of 9 black pieces in the Carrom.
      Number of pieces on the board = 9 – 5 = 4
      There are four white pieces on the board.
    6. Number of black pieces pocketed by player 1 = 2
      In his next turn, he pocketed = 3
      Total number of pieces pocketed by player 1 = 2 + 3 = 5
      Player 1 would have five pieces pocketed after his next turn.
    7. Number of white pieces pocketed by player 2 = 5
      In his next turn, he pocketed = 2
      Total number of pieces pocketed by player 2 = 5 + 2 = 7
      Player 2 would have 7 pieces pocketed after his next turn.
      There are a total of 9 white pieces in the Carrom.
      The number of white pieces would have on the board = 9 – 7 = 2
    8. After the next turn of both players:
      Player 1 would have 5 pieces pocketed after his next turn.
      Number of black pieces on the board = 9 – 5 = 4
      Number of white pieces on the board = 9 – 7 = 2
      Total pieces on the board = 4 + 2 = 6.
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