Bowen, Spencer. (2022). Puppies & Kittens. In T. Busk (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/puppies-kittens

Puppies & Kittens

A local animal shelter has a puppies and kittens available for adoption that you just happen to be itching to own! In this week’s “paw-some” activity, two players begin with a certain number of animals to choose from and take turns adopting animals. The player to adopt the last animal wins! We'll be constructing a strategy for beating this game and exploring a bit of sequences.

Activity Guide

This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.

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