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ERIC Number: EJ916372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Release the Prisoners Game
Van Hecke, Tanja
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v30 n1 p37-42 Mar 2011
This article presents the mathematical approach of the optimal strategy to win the "Release the prisoners" game and the integration of this analysis in a math class. Outline lesson plans at three different levels are given, where simulations are suggested as well as theoretical findings about the probability distribution function and its mean value.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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