# Sumaze

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.

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.

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!

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## 36 thoughts on “Sumaze”

1. #### Gary

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?

• #### MathedUp

November 5, 2015 at 10:29am

SPOILER: You can get there using two tiles

• #### Sal

November 18, 2015 at 4:02pm

Also stuck on this!

2. #### Meredith

November 17, 2015 at 1:09pm

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

• #### MathedUp

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!

3. #### Sal

November 18, 2015 at 3:36pm

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

• #### MathedUp

November 19, 2015 at 7:35am

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

• #### CJJ123

May 3, 2016 at 11:57am

can I also have a hint? im super stuck 🙁

4. #### Anna

December 5, 2015 at 12:06pm

Am stuck on lv 10 arithmetic!!! Plz help

• #### MathedUp

December 5, 2015 at 12:18pm

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

5. #### Barney

December 8, 2015 at 10:57am

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

• #### MathedUp

December 12, 2015 at 5:45pm

Have you got there yet?

• #### Ben Nichols

December 13, 2015 at 10:59pm

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

• #### MathedUp

December 13, 2015 at 11:02pm

Ignore the blue key

6. #### wukong

December 8, 2015 at 1:45pm

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

• #### MathedUp

December 12, 2015 at 5:43pm

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

7. #### Charlotte

December 12, 2015 at 2:12pm

Am stuck on lvl 2 negatives

• #### MathedUp

December 12, 2015 at 5:42pm

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

8. #### 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!

• #### MathedUp

January 3, 2016 at 6:42pm

Get through the red locks with 128..

9. #### DeadFish37

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)

• #### MathedUp

January 29, 2016 at 1:45am

Sent

10. #### Dexter

February 23, 2016 at 5:30pm

Any hints for Powers 14?

• #### MathedUp

February 23, 2016 at 10:50pm

Try and get to 256 without using any of the x2

• #### Dexter

February 24, 2016 at 2:00am

Thanks. Got it.

11. #### Sam.Krol

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?

• #### MathedUp

March 19, 2016 at 10:32pm

Get to 98 without using the “+2”

12. #### Sam.Krol

March 19, 2016 at 10:54pm

Thank you i have already solved it!

• #### MathedUp

March 19, 2016 at 10:55pm

Great! Good luck with the rest of it!!

13. #### Brett

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

• #### MathedUp

July 4, 2016 at 7:25pm

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

14. #### Owen

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

• #### MathedUp

July 5, 2016 at 8:24pm

Try getting to 125 without using any x2

15. #### Owen

July 5, 2016 at 9:32pm

frat room level 1?

• #### Owen

July 5, 2016 at 9:41pm

i mean fermat’s

16. #### 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.