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Game of Nim

Japheth Wood is taking the lead in developing this circle session on the Game of Nim for the 2011 Circle on the Road workshop.

TITLE: The Game of Nim

ABSTRACT: This session is a hands-on introduction to the theory of impartial games for middle school and high school teachers. Participants will come away with an understanding of game trees, strategy, safe positions, the addition of games and how to compute the nimber value of any impartial game.

Apprentices: Elizabeth Parizh

A lesson plan is attached.
Further description and a video may be found at
Game of Nim.

NimClassOutline.pdf8.56 KB
NimHandout.pdf39.83 KB