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The goal is to get dominoes into classrooms.  It is like bridge:  a good way to train the mind with social interactions.  (See the importance that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett give to bridge.)  Send your comments to TheEbookman@gmail.com

Table of Contents



The Dream:  Dominos in schools  LINK

One page introduction

A letter to students

A letter to parents, principals, teachers and other adults


Part 1:  For Everyone

A.  Objective Information (you will find this type of information in almost every book about dominoes)

1. Vocabulary and Notation

2. Objective of the game

3. Rules of the game

4. Strategies


    The Middle Game

    The End Game

5. Tactics

B.  Psychological Aspects  (This is why you are reading this book)

1. How to communicate to your partner


    Position of your hand

    The sound made when you play the tile

2. How to listen to your partner

3.  How to read other players


Part 2:  For Teachers

(Students, you can read this part, too, if you want to)

A. Why Dominoes belongs in classrooms

1. Research about the Brain

2. Learning With Projects

3. The Seven Skills for Global Achievement (Tony Wagner)

4. The mental elements in the game:  How does dominoes prepare students?

5.  Math behind the Tiles


B.  How to introduce Dominoes to your classroom

1.  Weaknesses

        a) Students can throw the tiles

        b)  Tiles can be lost

2.  Remedies

        a) Students create their own tiles (and then they own the tiles)

        b)  Magnets

        c)  Computers

3.  Recording games

        a)  Posters

        b)  Photos

        c)  Notation revisited


Part 3:  What is next? (for everyone)

A.  Learn more

1.  Websites

2.  Newsletters

3.  Join our newsletter mailing list

4. Invite us to give a workshop

5. Take the online course and earn your “Dominoes Ambassador” certificate.

B.  Spread the word

1.  Give copies of this book to teachers, principals and parents.  (Email the link to the Scribd.com document)

2. Start a club

3.  The Dream:   Bill Gates in a photo playing dominos with Warren Buffett


Visit the Dominoes For Everyone blog (you will receive a newsletter by email).

We also have ABCDominos.com because we want English speaking people to embrace the idea that it is possible to make a plural without an "e."

dominoes (for stacking and knocking down)

dominos (for psychological collaboration and activities with probability)

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Other games of dominoes (where to find the rules)





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About the Authors of this Book






We have heard that Apple Computer Corporation has a simple mission statement.  "We want to put a ding in the universe."  This book aims to put a "ding in the classroom."  

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this photo 

Notes from conversations between Mario (the mentor) and Steve (a novice, who used to think that dominoes were for children)

Contact us with suggestions
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The Dream

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have invested in BRIDGE because it is a strategic game that requires collaboration and negociation

That's dominoes, too.  Bridge asks one of the partners to sit after the bidding to watch what happens.  In Domnoes, all four people play throughout the entire match.

Ye,s there are aspects of bridge that make