Maths To Win (Strategy) - Lion Upgrade

If you have upgraded your Mac to Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion", you may find that Strategy no longer runs.


If Strategy is still installed on your Mac, you can download a patch (below) which will upgrade Strategy to run on Lion. If Strategy is not installed on your Mac however, you can order a replacement CD if you can provide proof of purchase (see our UPGRADES policy). Otherwise, you will have to buy a new retail package.


To upgrade your Strategy software, click on the appropriate link(s) below to download the patch. The patch is in the form of a ZIP file. When the patch is downloaded to your Mac, double-click the ZIP file to open it. Then copy the file to your Strategy installation folder (usually Applications/Maths To Win by default), replacing old version when prompted.


The Strategy software should then work correctly. Please report any problems to our support team .


Maths To Win - Games of Strategy (International Edition) 3.0.0 Upgrade

Math To Win - Games of Strategy (US Edition) 3.0.0 Upgrade


 Note: This patch will only work as part of an existing Maths To Win installation. It will not work on its own.




Strategy FAQ

 Q. I have just installed Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" on my Mac, and Strategy no longer works.

 A. Strategy is a PowerPC app. With the introduction of Lion, Apple no longer supports PowerPC apps.


    • If Strategy is installed on your Mac you can download and install a free patch from here.
    • If you want to re-install and you can provide proof-of-purchase, you can order a replacement CD from us (see our UPGRADES policy).
    • If you want to re-install but cannot provide proof-of-purchase, you will need to purchase the full retail package.


Maths To Win - Games of Strategy



Introduce students to the power of mathematical rigour with this fascinating collection of games!


Years 5 to 10



Here’s a typical classroom conversation that we heard during the testing of this package:

  • “This game’s a bit difficult.”
  • "Try this one — it’s much easier.”
  • "The computer still keeps beating me.”
  • "Same here.”
  • "How come the computer keeps winning?”
  • "What does it know  that I don’t?”
  • "Hey—I just won!”
  • "How did you do it?”
  • "Not sure… hang on…”

Before long, the entire class is committed to defeating the computer.

Fifteen Different Games Of Strategy

In each of the fifteen games, victory comes only with a thorough understanding of the winning strategy. To win, the student must decide whether to play first or not, and then follow a winning strategy without error. Analysing the position can be anything from very easy, in the earlier games, to very complex.

Levels And Hints To Suit All Students

The games are arranged in increasing order of difficulty. Students will quickly work out the winning strategy for the easiest games, even without hints.

With the hardest games, they will certainly need some of the hints. Each game has four levels of difficulty, each of which has a range of random starting positions. The computer seldom offers exactly the same game twice, but you can ask to replay a game to help you learn the strategy.

On-screen hints are available for all games. The lowest level of hints may just indicate whether the computer thinks it will win or not. Intermediate hints help you to find the winning strategy for yourself. Full hints describe the winning strategy. The teacher can turn each hint on or off, or can make them available via a password.

Any of the games can be played against the computer, or against another student.

Teacher Controls

Extensive teacher controls enable teachers to...

  • decide which games are available,
  • make each level of hints available or not, or to apply a password to each individual hint, and
  • inspect or print a progress report on each student.


This innovative package includes a clear and informative teacher’s manual. Photocopyable worksheets are also provided, including investigation sheets to help students working with the computer, and assessment sheets for use off-computer.


Package includes CD suitable for Microsoft Windows (including Windows 10 64-bit).

Note for Mac Users.

Since Apple has announced that they will discontinue support for 32-bit apps in the near future, we have withdrawn the Mac version of this app. If you want the Mac version anyway, and understand that an upcoming release of Mac OS will not run it, email us and we'll work something out.



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If you want delivery outside Australia, or you are an educational institution and prefer to be invoiced, just email us your order and we'll contact you for payment and shipping details.


Maths to Win - Single User

$104.50 (inc GST) 



Maths to Win - Site Licence

$209.00 (inc GST) 

Name of school to appear on Site Licence




Maths To Win Screenshots




Choose your game
The 15 games of strategy are arranged according to their complexity. The Teacher button gives access to controls that allow various levels of hints and help to be turned on or off.




Splitting blocks of chocolate can be a very exacting business, (especially if the winner takes all).




Results table
This shows the achievements of an individual student.
She's progressing well!