As regular readers will know, I do like puzzle games that involve a bit of maths. The other day I came across a fantastic free iOS app (also available on Android) jointly created by MEI and the Sigma Network called Sumaze! which really hit the spot.

Sumaze! is a puzzle game in which you are required to move a tile through a number maze to get to the goal. There are various ‘gates’ in the way that can only be passed through if your tile displays the correct number. There are 7 sections (see below) containing 14 levels which obviously increase in difficulty as you go.

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I managed to complete it fairly quickly, although I struggled a little on the later levels! The level shown below, particularly had me stumped for a while, although there was a simple solution in the end.

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Below is a quick video guide and review.

I imagine Sumaze! could be used with A-Level students after they have been introduced to logarithms and modulus functions. I would be interested, however, in using it with GCSE students as the way the game is designed, students would pick up on things like the modulus function and logarithms through experimentation. The best part of the game is that it really challenges your problem solving skills, particularly in the later levels. I really hope they work on introducing some more levels as the concept is fantastic!

If you like puzzle games, be sure to check out this post.


36 thoughts on “Sumaze

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    November 5, 2015 at 8:59am

    I am stuck on Numbers Level 13 “Split the difference”. You have obviously managed to do it although to me it seems like it is not possible. What am I missing?

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      November 5, 2015 at 10:29am

      SPOILER: You can get there using two tiles

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        November 18, 2015 at 4:02pm

        Also stuck on this!

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    November 17, 2015 at 1:09pm

    What’s the simple solution for Powers 13? Been stuck on it for a week!

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      November 19, 2015 at 7:30am

      I was stuck on this for a while too! If you email me I’ll give you a clue rather than post anymore spoilers here!

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    November 18, 2015 at 3:36pm

    Inequalities and Modulus, q12…. How the heck is this possible!

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      November 19, 2015 at 7:35am

      It is definitely possible! Email me for a clue if you are still stuck

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        May 3, 2016 at 11:57am

        can I also have a hint? im super stuck 🙁

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    December 5, 2015 at 12:06pm

    Am stuck on lv 10 arithmetic!!! Plz help

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      December 5, 2015 at 12:18pm

      Aim to get to 20 without using the “-5” tile.

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    December 8, 2015 at 10:57am

    What is the solution to fermats rooms level 6? I have been on it for weeks!

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      December 12, 2015 at 5:45pm

      Have you got there yet?

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        Ben Nichols

        December 13, 2015 at 10:59pm

        I’m also stuck on that level, no progress in too long

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          December 13, 2015 at 11:02pm

          Ignore the blue key

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    December 8, 2015 at 1:45pm

    help on the 2nd last level of fermat’s room!!

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      December 12, 2015 at 5:43pm

      If you have got this far, I’m sure you will work it out!

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    December 12, 2015 at 2:12pm

    Am stuck on lvl 2 negatives

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      December 12, 2015 at 5:42pm

      What can you multiply “-1” by to get 3?

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    Ishaan Verma

    January 3, 2016 at 6:34pm

    stuck on fermats room 7!! Been nearly a month and still not able to do the right hand side….any help will be much appreciated!

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      January 3, 2016 at 6:42pm

      Get through the red locks with 128..

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    January 28, 2016 at 11:56pm

    I’m having trouble with Numbers 12 because my phone screen is too small to display it properly, so could you send a screenshot please? (And also if there are any others with which I might struggle similarly)

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    February 23, 2016 at 5:30pm

    Any hints for Powers 14?

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      February 23, 2016 at 10:50pm

      Try and get to 256 without using any of the x2

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        February 24, 2016 at 2:00am

        Thanks. Got it.

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    March 19, 2016 at 10:29pm

    Been stuck on powers 13 for a week now. I have tried everything ☹️ Please can i have some help?

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      March 19, 2016 at 10:32pm

      Get to 98 without using the “+2”

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    March 19, 2016 at 10:54pm

    Thank you i have already solved it!

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      March 19, 2016 at 10:55pm

      Great! Good luck with the rest of it!!

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    July 4, 2016 at 7:07pm

    Hey I’m stuck on Fermats room 12. I can get the two keys but can’t get past the logarithm. I’m sure you need a total of 1024 because 2 to the power of 10 is 1024 but it says I can’t have a value of over 1000! What am I missing? Thanks

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      July 4, 2016 at 7:25pm

      You don’t have to go directly to the 10 after you have collected the logarithm..

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    July 5, 2016 at 7:51pm

    on the power level 14 i used the tip you gave to the other person by getting 256 without using x2 but what do you do from there its s annoying

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      July 5, 2016 at 8:24pm

      Try getting to 125 without using any x2

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    July 5, 2016 at 9:32pm

    frat room level 1?

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      July 5, 2016 at 9:41pm

      i mean fermat’s

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    Joshua Tooker

    September 8, 2016 at 5:39pm

    Negatives 7 is the hardest one yet, the trick is to aim for the common denominator of all the gates.

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