The George Marshall Medical Museum had already created a prototype board game for Key Stage 3/4 mathematics students with previous funding from the MLA's Science in Your World programme, with expert help from a Mathematics teacher at The Polesworth School. Thanks to the WWW100 project, the museums commissioned a designer to produce 10 games and downloadable version for playing. The prototype game, based on the First World War scenario of a casualty clearing station was piloted by Key Stage 3 mathematics students from Tudor Grange, Worcester, and is ready for schools to loan.
The game is based upon the museums' collections of objects relating to Lt. Col. Goddard, a Medical Officer during the First World War, and the premise of the casualty clearing station. Students apply their knowledge of probabilities to decide the best course of medical treatment for sets of injured soldiers. In playing the board game, students will use their mathematical skills to engage with both history and mathematics in a fun and informative way.
The museums will loan the games to schools in Worcestershire for free or anyone can download the game using links below.
Download the game below, just add two dice and playing pieces for each pair.