Mathematical Ideas in the Game of SET

Summary

SET is a game that is more than just fun to play. Each card shows a design with four attributes. A SET is a group of three cards where each attribute is either the same or different across all cards. Along with encouraging logical and spatial reasoning skills, SET inspires many mathematical questions from players of all levels — from primary students to research mathematicians. Mathematical ideas in SET include counting and combinatorics, probability, geometry, modular arithmetic, vectors and linear algebra.

In this workshop we'll experience the mathematical thinking needed when exploring the game. We'll uncover just a few of the mathematical ideas in SET, which are adaptable to a range of year levels, and hopefully pique your interest for further exploration. No previous experience with SET is necessary.

Presenters
Amie Albrecht

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
B-23 05/12/2019 11:00 am 12:00 pm La Trobe University Bundoora
23
E-21 05/12/2019 03:40 pm 04:40 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora
19

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