The game was inspired by a trip to Elstree Studios in London to see a recording of the popular BBC TV quiz show. The children were asked a series of maths questions, such as ‘Name a factor of 36’, ‘Draw and name a quadrilateral’, ‘Draw one of the Rules of Angles’ or ‘Draw a maths symbol’. For each question the children had to try and write an answer that no one else matched – this was a ‘Pointless’ answer. The more children that matched their answer the more points they scored. The child with the lowest total at the end of the game was the winner, as you can see below.