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Math Encounters — Online: "Game on!  The Mathematics of Game Shows" with Paul Dreyer

Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)

Many game shows have a rich mathematical foundation, drawing on topics in probability, game theory, and decision theory.  Join Paul Dreyer, President of the American Regions Mathematics League, in an exploration of the mathematics behind a number of shows on which he worked, including The Wall, Million Second Quiz, and Spin the Wheel.  Some participants will also have opportunities to win prizes, because what good is a game show without prizes?

Special introduction by George Reuter, President of the NY State Math League, lecturer at SUNY Geneseo, and Regional Co-Director of the NYS Master Teacher Program.

This is a live-streamed event.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at

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Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.

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June 3, 2020 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm
MoMath Online
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566

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