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The Ultimatum Game: An Introduction To Quantitative Literacy In A Social Justice Context, Robert G. Root 2019 Lafayette College

The Ultimatum Game: An Introduction To Quantitative Literacy In A Social Justice Context, Robert G. Root

Numeracy

The Ultimatum Game is a two-person, multiple-strategy game widely used in the experimental social sciences to demonstrate the human propensity for costly punishment in response to inequitable treatment. The game serves to provide quantitative evidence for a diversity of fairness norms across cultures. The play of the game and its interpretation offer nuanced views of the nature and importance of quantitative literacy. Its use in a writing seminar connecting quantitative literacy and social justice is described.


Euler’S Calculation Of The Sum Of The Reciprocals Of Squares, Kenneth M. Monks 2019 Ursinus College

Euler’S Calculation Of The Sum Of The Reciprocals Of Squares, Kenneth M. Monks

Calculus

No abstract provided.


Two Games Displayed By Butler’S 2017 Celebration Of Mind, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

Two Games Displayed By Butler’S 2017 Celebration Of Mind, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah's two games displayed by Butler's 2017 Celebration of Mind.


Flying Saucer, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell 2019 Butler University

Flying Saucer, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah's puzzle "Flying Saucer", which was exchanged at the 2013 International Puzzle Party in Washington, DC. 100 puzzle designers create 100 copies of their puzzle and pass it out at the party and exchange them. This puzzle is also manufactured by Walter Hoppe as "Flying Saucer".


Motivating Class Preparation With Oral Quizzes, Scott Lynch, Steven Morse, Michael Steward 2019 U.S. Military Academy

Motivating Class Preparation With Oral Quizzes, Scott Lynch, Steven Morse, Michael Steward

Mathematica Militaris

In this article we compare the effectiveness of oral quizzes and online homework (WebAssign) as means of preparing for class. We find that both assessment methods motivate students to prepare for a similar amount of time, but oral quizzes cause them to spend more of their time reading the textbook than does WebAssign. We found no significant difference between the performance of students using these two methods. We conclude that while oral quizzes do not dramatically increase the quantity of preparation, they seem to improve the quality. We believe that oral quizzes are a valuable technique for instructors to add ...


The French Resolution, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell 2019 Butler University

The French Resolution, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah's puzzle "The French Resolution", which was exchanged at the 2017 International Puzzle Party in Paris, France. 100 puzzle designers create 100 copies of their puzzle and pass it out at the party and exchange them. This puzzle is also manufactured by Kadon Enterprises, Inc. as "The French Resolution".


You Like Japan, Jeremiah Farrell, Kate Jones 2019 Butler University

You Like Japan, Jeremiah Farrell, Kate Jones

Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah's puzzle "You Like Japan", which was exchanged at the 2016 International Puzzle Party in Kyoto, Japan, alongside Kate Jone's "You Like Japan" 12x12 Challenge. 100 puzzle designers create 100 copies of their puzzle and pass it out at the party and exchange them. This puzzle is manufacured by Kadon Enterprises, Inc. as "You Like Japan".


Nightmares, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell 2019 Butler University

Nightmares, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah's puzzle "Nightmare", which was exchanged at the 2013 Washington, DC International Puzzle Party. 100 puzzle designers create 100 copies of their puzzle and pass it out at the party and exchange them. This puzzle was a special puzzle gift that was given to IPP32 exchangers by its designer, Jerry Farrell, in memory of longtime IPP member, Tom Rodgers, Jr.


Euler Entertainments, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell 2019 Butler University

Euler Entertainments, Jeremiah Farrell, Karen Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

No abstract provided.


The White Rabbit 12-Puzzle, Chris Morgan, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

The White Rabbit 12-Puzzle, Chris Morgan, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Martin Gardner's fondness for the characters and themes of Lewis Carroll's "Alice" is well-known and to honor Gardner we offer two word puzzles to be played on the 12-node diagram of the WHITE RABBIT.


Kate Jones – A Tribute, Karen Farrell, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

Kate Jones – A Tribute, Karen Farrell, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Kate is also an accomplished recreational mathematician and poet. To try to match in a small way her creative ability, we offer three puzzle-games in her honor: O'BEIRNE's TRI-HEX, PAPPUS and "KATe JONES". These three are specific examples of (9,3) symmetric configurations. More generally an (n,r) configuration is a collection of n "points"and n "lines" subject to the following requirements:

Rl: Any two points belong to at most one line.

R2: Each line has r points, and each point belongs to r lines.


Martin Gardner Puzzle-Games, Stephen Bloom, Lacey Echols, Jeremiah Farrell, Shannon Lieb 2019 Butler University

Martin Gardner Puzzle-Games, Stephen Bloom, Lacey Echols, Jeremiah Farrell, Shannon Lieb

Jeremiah Farrell

No abstract provided.


Paul Swinford – A Tribute, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

Paul Swinford – A Tribute, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

No abstract provided.


The Jin And Jang Of Quantum Physics Truth Tables, Shannon Lieb, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

The Jin And Jang Of Quantum Physics Truth Tables, Shannon Lieb, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

No abstract provided.


The Tea Party, Stephen Bloom, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

The Tea Party, Stephen Bloom, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

No abstract provided.


A Gathering For Gardner Puzzle-Game, Jeremiah Farrell, Chris Morgan 2019 Butler University

A Gathering For Gardner Puzzle-Game, Jeremiah Farrell, Chris Morgan

Jeremiah Farrell

Each different letter of "GATHERING FOR GARDNER" is used exactly three times in the following words: DIE, FAD, FIT, FOG, GIN, HAG, HER, HOD, NOR, RAT, TEN.


Alice In Wonderland For G4g13, Jeremiah Farrell, Emmanuelle Malte Salvatore, Todd Wilk Estroff 2019 Butler University

Alice In Wonderland For G4g13, Jeremiah Farrell, Emmanuelle Malte Salvatore, Todd Wilk Estroff

Jeremiah Farrell

Each of the ten different letters in the title is used exactly three times to form the words in the circles. Martin Gardner's famous work The Annotated Alice was first published in 1960 and we honor him in this essay.


Paul Swinford – A Tribute, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

Paul Swinford – A Tribute, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

No abstract provided.


Kate Jones – A Tribute, Karen Farrell, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

Kate Jones – A Tribute, Karen Farrell, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

Kate is also an accomplished recreational mathematician and poet. To try to match in a small way her creative ability, we offer three puzzle-games in her honor: O'BEIRNE's TRI-HEX, PAPPUS and "KATe JONES". These three are specific examples of (9,3) symmetric configurations. More generally an (n,r) configuration is a collection of n "points"and n "lines" subject to the following requirements:

Rl: Any two points belong to at most one line.

R2: Each line has r points, and each point belongs to r lines.


A New 12-Puzzle, Todd Estroff, Jeremiah Farrell 2019 Butler University

A New 12-Puzzle, Todd Estroff, Jeremiah Farrell

Jeremiah Farrell

This puzzle is a continuation of the tribute to the magician Paul Swinford. The following 18 two-letter words use each of the 12 letters of PAUL SWINFORD exactly three times each. The words are to be placed on the nodes of the grid so that each hexagon and each of the three diagonals contain the 12 letters of our honoree's name.


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