The Game’s Afoot
The Game’s Afoot
Mathematical Game Board Creation


Math challenges abound in all of your favorite board games. For example, what are the chances of landing on Boardwalk and Park Place? How many rolls of the dice will it take to get to the billiard room to ask about Colonel Mustard with the wrench? In The Game’s Afoot, your team combines game design elements with one of the following mathematical concepts to create a new, non-electronic, math-based game:

  • Building and interpreting functions
  • Transformations (rotations, reflections, & translations)
  • Vectors
  • Modeling (geometric, graphical, tabular, algebraic, or statistical)
  • Probability

The resulting deliverable will be a documentary of the development and design process that concludes with your peers playing the actual game.


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