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Games in Math Circles, Part A

August 4 @ 11:00 am 11:55 am

We will focus on games in math circles. Such games are fun to play but they also offer opportunities for participants to think deeply about optimal strategies and do meaningful computations. Computer simulations of games or the coding of a master player that the circle can compete against are possibilities. Some games are not what they seem as they can be nearly determined by the opening setup but seeing this involves some deep funstration.

Organizer:
Edward C. KeppelmannUniversity of Nevada Reno

Sponsor: SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST)

A Hodgepodge of non-Traditional Games

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Rodi SteinigTalking Stick Math Circle

Giotto- A Joyus Word Puzzle

11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Rosa AristyBridges to Science

Games Galore

11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Skona BrittainSanta Barbara Math Ellipse

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