Aug 21, 2019
MAT 109 - The Mathematics of Gaming
The Mathematics of Gaming is a Liberal Arts Mathematics course. Using the backdrop of traditional casino games and horse racing, students will investigate relevant conceps that involve applications of arithmetic, algebra, probability and statistics. The students will learn different ways to present and interpret numerical and statistical data. The students will investigate mathematical models and simulations along with their applications. The students will investigate gaming strategies involving mathematical reasoning and psychological components such as risk versus reward, wagering and bluffing. Students will also be required to read and discuss the short novel "The Gambler" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Prerequisites: MAT 093 (4-Credits) Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, MAT 091 Mathematical Literacy I, or equivalent
4 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Understand the content and use of mathematical models in order to optimize success in games.
- Understand and use concepts from statistics and probability to analyze outcomes and expected values for games
- Complete calculations using mathematical formulas and mathematical equations with and without the use of scientific calculators.
- Generate, analyze and use sample data to make inference about various aspects of games.
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