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ERIC Number: EJ1144692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Pokémon Battles as a Context for Mathematical Modeling
McGuffey, William
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v8 n1 p1-6 Spr 2017
In this article I explore some of the underlying mathematics of Poke´mon battles and describe ways that teachers at the secondary level could explore concepts of mathematical game theory in this context. I discuss various ways of representing and analyzing a Poke´mon battle using game theory and conclude with an example of applying concepts of expected value and solving systems of linear equations to find a mixed-strategy Nash equilibrium.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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