#### Title

Zero-Sum Games

#### Date

5-26-2016 11:15 AM

#### End Time

26-5-2016 11:30 AM

#### Location

MNB 104

#### Department

Mathematics

#### Session Chair

Matthew Nabity

#### Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project Presentations

#### Faculty Sponsor(s)

Matthew Ciancetta

#### Abstract

Gaming is a pastime for most of the population and is something that is very easy to relate to for students. It is a rich mathematical environment where students can explore and learn algebra and probability. Today we will examine several lessons set in the gaming environment of zero-sum games. We are going to look at the algebra and probability behind them as a way to show some of the real world applications of mathematics; as well as show where it can be used and integrated into a high school mathematics curriculum.

#### Recommended Citation

Siewell, Robert, "Zero-Sum Games" (2016). *Academic Excellence Showcase Schedule*. 218.

http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/aes_event/2016/all/218

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Zero-Sum Games

MNB 104

Gaming is a pastime for most of the population and is something that is very easy to relate to for students. It is a rich mathematical environment where students can explore and learn algebra and probability. Today we will examine several lessons set in the gaming environment of zero-sum games. We are going to look at the algebra and probability behind them as a way to show some of the real world applications of mathematics; as well as show where it can be used and integrated into a high school mathematics curriculum.