Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

Monopoly Dollars and Sense

_____________________________________
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
_____________________________________

Visit this site: http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathland_6_9.html

Author:Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Description: The same rules underlie all of the varied editions of Monopoly, which feature themes ranging from golf to your favorite city. It's possible to describe the game in terms of a mathematical construction called a Markov chain, named for the Russian mathematician Andrey A. Markov (1856 1922). Markov studied systems of objects that change from one state to another, according to specified probabilities. When an initial state can lead to subsequent states, and these states, in turn, can lead to additional states, the result is a Markov chain.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Articles
Math Topics: Discrete Math, Probability

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.