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## Activity Guide

# This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.

## Photos & Videos

San Francisco Math Circle & JRMF. (2020). Queen’s Move. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/queens-move

Contributor(s): David Klein, Spencer Bowen

Math Circles: JRMF, San Francisco Math Circle

- Activity Description
- Topics Covered
- Session Styles
- Mathematical Practices

Students will explore a game between two players moving a chess Queen from place to place on a square grid. The Queen may move any number of spaces to the left, any number of spaces downward, and any number of spaces on the downward-left pointing diagonal. Each player takes turns using these moves. Whoever gets the Queen to the bottom-left square first wins!