Suggested Citation: Conrey, Brian. Donaldson, Brianna. (2021). SET. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics.

The Game of SET

Math Circles:
  • Activity Description
  • Topics Covered
  • Session Styles
  • Mathematical Practices
SET is a fun game that can be enjoyed by kids as young as 6 and is challenging even for adults. It is rich in counting problems and is great for getting people to pose problems. It is also an example of a finite geometry and interesting to explore how well one’s geometric intuition works.

Activity Guide

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

Digital App

Twelve SET cards are laid out. Your goal is to find as many SETs as possible. Puzzle is updated with new cards daily at 12:00 am PST.

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