Project: Game Theory (Spring, 2016)

Prepared by:

Joseph Malkevitch
Department of Mathematics
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451

email:

malkevitch@york.cuny.edu

web page:

http://york.cuny.edu/~malk

Project for MSTM 6017

All students registered for 6017 should prepare a project. Note: students registered for 5017 can also submit a project if they so choose. Here are some suggestions about how to choose a project:

a. Design a modeling/algebra lesson at a specific grade level in the range from 7-16 (with permission you can also do something at a lower grade level than this) which draws on the theory of games or models of fairness/equity. If you develop an activity for this lesson be sure that it is accompanied by an explanation of the game theory/equity/fairness "behind" the lesson. In any case the mathematics behind the lesson should be discussed in detail. You should develop a lesson centered around something we touched on in class.

b. Historical essay about some aspect of game theory/fairness/equity which includes a significant amount of exposition about mathematics in addition to the historical context. The aspect of game theory/equity/fairness chosen should be something touched on in class.

c. Biographical essay about some contributor to game theory/fairness/equity which includes a significant amount of exposition about mathematics in addition to the biographical content. The aspect of game theory/equity/fairness chosen should be something touched on in class.

d. A project you suggest with some game theory/fairness/equity theme. For example you might select a recent newspaper article as a jumping off point for a game theory project.

e. Use some homework problem as an inspiration for a project.

Steps

1. Prepare a one-paragraph description of your proposed project. Due no later than: March 21, 2016 (email submission fine)

2. Completed project due: (Ideally, by May 2, 2016) Paper copy, please. There is no specific length but it should show "substance."

Note: While there is no specific length for the project it should display a "significant" amount of work/effort.


All projects should include bibliographic references indicating sources for your work.