# Puzzles & Games

Webwork (Guidelines)

**Project Guidelines**

List of Class Projects

Class Videos (PW required)

**Class Material**

**Day 1**: Knights & Knaves, Cheryl’s Birthday Problem [Slides]**Day 2:**More Knights & Knaves, Game of 21, Tic-tac-toe [Slides]**Day 3:**Mutilated Chessboard, Water & Wine [Slides]**Day 4:**Counting, Fitch Cheney Poker Trick [Slides]**Day 5:**More Counting, Hotelling’s Law [Slides]**Day 6:**Example Project Ideas [Slides]**Day 7:**Review of Questions in HW 1**Day 8:**Mutilated Chessboard revisited, Poker Hands [Slides]**Day 9:**Games of Chance, roulette, Expected Value [Slides]**Day 10:**Guest Lecture by Spidey**Day 11:**Missing Dollar, Penney’s Game, Monty Hall [Slides]**Day 12:**Quiz, 21-card trick and variants**Day 13:**Review of Questions in HW 2**Day 14:**P vs. NP [Slides]**Day 15:**Exponential Growth and Epidemics [Big Slides]

Two Automatic Magic Tricks [Instructions]**Day 16:**Magic Tricks over Zoom [Instructions] (PW required)**Day 17:**Problem Solving, and Modular Arithmetic [Big Slides]

Magic Spell Trick [Instructions]**Day 18:**The Affine Cipher and The Boy or Girl Paradox [Big Slides]

The 1089 Force [Instructions]**Day 19:**Cryptography and the One-Time Pad [Big Slides]**Day 20:**Review of Questions in HW 4 [Big Slides]**Day 21:**Public Key Cryptography and Diffie-Hellman [Big Slides]**Day 22:**More Logic Puzzles [Big Slides]**Day 23:**Free-for-all, Q & A**Day 24:**Short discussion on Project, Grades, Take-Home preparation PLUS Australian Deal Trick**Day 25:**Instructions and Guidelines for Take-Home Test (to be held May 16 12pm - May 18 12pm)

#### Homework

- Homework 1 due Feb 6 [Answers]
- Homework 2 due Feb 20 (Preliminary Project Outline)
- Homework 3 due Feb 27 [Answers]
- Homework 4 due April 15 (at midnight)

#### Simulators

#### Books

- Lady Luck The Theory Of Probability by Warren Weaver
- Mathematical Recreations and Essays by W. W. Rouse Ball
- Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
- The Last Recreations by Martin Gardner

#### Youtube Channels

#### Other Online Resources

- Cut The Knot: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
- Card Colm: Colm Mulcahy’s articles on Mathematical Card Magic
- Recreational Mathematics Magazine: Free Online Journal
- Open Source Vector Playing Cards: Playing Card Images