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Volume 4, Number 2

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11 January 1999                                    Vol. 4, No. 2


 A+ Math | Game Theory - McCain |
Metrics Matter - ThinkQuest Jr A+ MATH A site developed to help elementary school students improve their math skills interactively, offering: - educational math games: learn basic operations and geometry by playing MATHO (bingo and math combined), Hidden Picture, and Concentration - flash cards for practicing rounding, area, square roots, inequalities, fractions, counting money, and geometric shapes - Homework Helper, which lets you enter your addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problem and an answer, then check to see if it's correct Advanced Problems allow you to select the kind of problem you want to practice and check your answers. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- STRATEGY AND CONFLICT: AN INTRODUCTORY SKETCH OF GAME THEORY Roger A. McCain Game theory is an interdisciplinary approach to studying human behavior that touches on computer science, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Designed as a supplement to existing texts in order to make basic ideas more accessible, this site introduces the role of game theory with respect to economics. Analyses of more than 40 games and topics are presented, from the Prisoners' Dilemma to the Endpoint Problem. Among many discussions are the following: - What is Game Theory? - Zero-Sum Games - The Internet Game - The Tragedy of the Commons - The Patenting Game - College Applications - Proportional Games: The Commuter Game - Keynesian Equilibrium as a Nash Equilibrium - A Theory of Marriage Vows - The Paradox of Benevolent Authority - A Theory of Burnout - The Essence of Bankruptcy - Deterring Terrorism - Morality and Self-Interest -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- METRICS MATTER - A 1998 ThinkQuest Junior Finalist - a metric guide for young students - A simple introduction, starting with a basic explanation of how the metric system works, created by elementary school students. Read about the metric system in relation to other methods of measuring, and learn how to measure time, length, volume, mass, and temperature. Unit conversion calculators show instant results for converting between units, and except for the unit on time, sections give the prefix, abbreviation, and multiplier for the metric measuring units. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Internet Resources Teacher2Teacher Discussion Groups Join the Math Forum Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \

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