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Author(s): Sharon Lanaghan

In this session, participants will explore the Match-No Match game: two players each draw one chip out of a bag – if the color of the chips match Player 1 wins, if not Player 2 wins. Under what conditions is this a fair game? How do we know? How can we construct a fair game? What variations of this game are possible? Participants will explore these questions to determine how this game connects to other mathematical problems.

Topics covered: Combinatorics, Mathematical Games

Supporting materials: Facilitator Guides

Associated Math Circles: MTC Network