ERIC Number: EJ1017618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
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Taalman, L.; Tongen, A.; Warren, B.; Wyrick-Flax, F.; Yoon, I.
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n4 p273-283 Sep 2013
This paper introduces a new matrix tool for the sowing game Tchoukaillon, which establishes a relationship between board vectors and move vectors that does not depend on actually playing the game. This allows for simpler proofs than currently appear in the literature for two key theorems, as well as a new method for constructing move vectors.We also explore extensions to Mancala, a popular two-player sowing game.
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Validity, Educational Games, Mathematical Concepts, Matrices, Teaching Methods
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