ES.268 | Spring 2010 | Undergraduate
The Mathematics in Toys and Games
Course Description
We will explore the mathematical strategies behind popular games, toys, and puzzles. Topics covered will combine basic fundamentals of game theory, probability, group theory, and elementary programming concepts. Each week will consist of a lecture and discussion followed by game play to implement the concepts learned …
We will explore the mathematical strategies behind popular games, toys, and puzzles. Topics covered will combine basic fundamentals of game theory, probability, group theory, and elementary programming concepts. Each week will consist of a lecture and discussion followed by game play to implement the concepts learned in class.
Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects with Examples
assignment Written Assignments
assignment Design Assignments
assignment Activity Assignments
A star shaped board with different colored pegs in each corner.
A Chinese checkerboard created by David Levy. (Image courtesy of Stewf on Flickr.)