Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
games, elementary, matching theory, symbols
We present here an analysis of the game of Spot It! that can be used as background information for the purpose of leading a math circle around the game. The presentation here follows the progression of solving the puzzle for simple cases first and culminating in the solution of the original game.
Source Publication Title
Math Teachers' Circle Network
American Institute of Mathematics
Jongsma, Calvin and Clark, Tom, "Analyzing Unique-Matching Games Using Elementary Mathematics" (2016). Faculty Work: Comprehensive List. 590.