Who is the Filipino inventor of Damath?

Who invented Dama?

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DaMath is a math board game coined from the word dama, a Filipino checker game, and mathematics. It was invented by Jesus Huenda, a high school teacher from Sorsogon, Philippines. It became very popular in the 1980s and until now played in many schools in the Philippines.

Where does the game Dama originated?

According to one such story, it had its origins as checkers, which in Spanish is called damas, a term that also refers to women. It is thus said, that was because checkers was intended, at least by the colonial Spaniards, to be a simple version of chess that was easy enough for women to play.

Who is the Dama?

Dama is temperance, a Hindu virtue of spiritual practices that develop the senses in positive directions. Las Damas Romanas (literally, “The Roman Women”), a painting by Filipino painter Juan Luna.

When was Dama invented?

Inspired in part by an investigatory project called “Dama de Numero” submitted by a student in 1975, Huenda overhauled the game and introduced it to his class, who enjoyed playing. Damath became popular and in 1980, the first Damath tournament was held in Sorsogon.

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