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.
Edward C. Keppelmann, University of Nevada Reno
Sponsor: SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST)
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Rodi Steinig, Talking Stick Math Circle
11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Rosa Aristy, Bridges to Science
11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Skona Brittain, Santa Barbara Math Ellipse