Every so often, I’ll publicize through this blog an interesting article that I’ve found in the mathematics or mathematics education literature that can be freely distributed to the general public. Today, I’d like to highlight “Hands-on SET®,” by Hannah Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, and Elizabeth McMahon. Here’s the abstract:

SET^{®} is a fun, fast-paced game that contains a surprising amount of mathematics. We will look in particular at hands-on activities in combinatorics and probability, finite geometry, and linear algebra for students at various levels. We also include a fun extension to the game that illustrates some of the power of thinking mathematically about the game.

Full reference: Hannah Gordon, Rebecca Gordon & Elizabeth McMahon (2013) Hands-on SET®, PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 23:7, 646-658, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2013.764368

I'm a Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas. For eight years, I was co-director of Teach North Texas, UNT's program for preparing secondary teachers of mathematics and science.
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