Undergraduate Session on Games

The Game of Set: Counting Problems and Underlying Geometry

Liz McMahon and Gary Gordon, Lafayette College

Fall 2012 MAA-EPaDel Meeting

This session is designed for those of you out there who enjoy playing games. The session will start with a quick introduction to the game of Set, and then we will let you dive in and play. We will provide some interesting questions to start you thinking about the underlying mathematics of the game. After you have had time to play, Liz McMahon and Gary Gordon will give a short talk on the questions that have been circulated during the session. To add to the excitement, every time someone wins a game of Set, they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the session, names will be drawn, and copies of the game will be given to the raffle winners!

If you have any questions about the session, please contact Molli Jones, mollijones77@yahoo.com, or Matt Fury, maf44@psu.edu.