Game Theory is the mathematical study of competition, collaboration, and conflict. In this applied-mathematics course, students explore classic game theory games including Prisoner’s Dilemma, Chicken, Tragedy of the Commons, and Stag Hunt. Topics covered include payoff matrices, the Nash Equilibrium, zero-sum games, and various types of strategies.
Armed with a newfound understanding of strategy and decision-making, students challenge each other to popular games such as poker, Settlers of Catan, Battleship, Stratego, and Connect Four, as well as mathematical games like Nim and Hex.
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Instructor Permission
- Block 1
- High School