Game Theory Teacher Resources
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Students examine the history of the game theory. They practice using new vocabulary. They write about the debate on exchange using different viewpoints.
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Students explore the iterative reasoning process. In this game theory lesson students explore the problem of the "Prisoner's Dilemma" which provides the opportunity for experimentation with various strategies for playing the game.
Probability & Game Theory
Students explore the concept of probability. For this probability lesson, students perform various probability experiments including flipping a coin, picking m&m's out of a bag, and the birthday problem.
Rendering a Resolution
Students explore the concept of peace. In this International Peace Day lesson plan, students determine their reaction to a scenario that requires them to benefit themselves or benefit everyone. Students discuss the scenario and discuss methods to address international conflict.
What is cooperative negotiation?
Tenth graders differentiate between positions, interests, and values. In this current events lesson, 10th graders analyze, in a response to literature, the failure of a fictional negotiation. Students demonstrate the ability to use listening, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills when proposing a solution to the immigration question in the US.
Game Theory: Enrichment
In this theoretical probability learning exercise, 7th graders use the game board to help them find the theoretical probability for the three problems.
Students explore the mathematical probabilities involved in gambling and how these factors affect people's behavior. They work in pairs and conduct and experiment pertaining to blackjack. The class creates a graph showing the trends found.
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Using a Matrix to Predict the Winner
Students use matrices to make predictions. For this algebra lesson, students add,subtract, multiply and divide o find their solution and predict the winner. They solve real life scenarios using matrices.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Micheal Crichton's Jurassic Park. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Playing with History
Young scholars consider the elements that make computer games compelling, then use these elements to develop game 'narratives' based on historic events.
Acting Like a Hog
Students explore game theory. In this secondary mathematics lesson, students plat the game of HOG using dice and explore the optimal strategies. Students play the game three ways: any number of dice, a fixed number of dice and using the calculator function dice and compare the average number of points per turn and consider the question of optimal strategy.
Acting Like a Hog
Students explore game theory. In this secondary mathematics instructional activity, students investigate the playing of a game called Hog which involves rolling dice. Students explore many different scenarios as they consider the best strategy and the optimum number of dice to be used to play the game.
Playing to Learn
Young scholars brainstorm about video games that are designed to teach. They create and perform in small groups a live action "video game" that teaches a concept covered in class this school year.
Phone Button Boggle
In this phone button boggle worksheet, students identify the number of math words they can find on a phone keypad according to given directions. This one-page worksheet contains one problem. Answers are provided.
The Kangaroo Conundrum: A Study of a Quadratic Function
Students play a game and collect data for their graph. In this algebra instructional activity, students solve quadratic equations and identify properties of their graph. They describe the pattern created by the graph and the game.
Declaration of Power
Students examine the Korean nuclear escalation. For this current events lesson, students explore the nuclear arms race in Korea and the science that explains nuclear weapons.
Students develop and use problem solving strategies to mathematically solve a word problem involving marbles. They solve the first part of the problem together as a class, and in small groups solve and write a solution for the problem using marbles as manipulatives.
Making Math Meaningful in March Madness
Students examine the statistics of March Madness, the college basketball tournament. They watch videotaped basketball games to collect data for further analysis using Word and Excel. They analyze the data in a variety of activities during this series of lessons.
More Games on Graphs
Students investigate various games employing graphs as game boards. In this game theory lesson, students problem solve through the use of graphs. The lesson is a list of both indoor and outdoor games to encourage students to think mathematically by questioning.