Object: To collect as much dirt and as many jewels as you can.
Set-Up: The game board is a dirt field with buried jewels. A number line extending from 0 to 9 overlays the jewel field, and a shovel above the jewel field will be used to dig for dirt.
Play: Use your numbers to make a fraction. Any of the numbers can be used as either the numerator or denominator. The fraction indicates the location on the number line at which you’d like the shovel to dig. Then, click the location on the number line to tell the shovel where to dig.
How wide the shovel opens depends on how well the location you select matches the value of the fraction you made. The shovel will open widest if the location matches the fraction exactly. Click not very close, and the shovel will open just a little. Click far away, and you’ll lose your turn! (The yellow line indicates where you clicked, and the green line indicates the exact location of the fraction.)
The shovel will then dig at the location you’ve selected, and it will remove a portion of a circle. But be careful! The shovel will start to dig as soon as either end touches dirt. So if you try to dig at a location where dirt has already been removed, you won’t get a full scoop!
You earn points for the amount of dirt you remove and for each jewel that you collect. Dirt is worth 1,000 points per ton. Jewels are worth various amounts, as shown below:
Winning the Game: The player to earn the most points wins.