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Boost your odds of winning games of strategy! University of San Francisco Professor of Mathematics and Proof School Chairman Paul Zeitz explores a variety of wagers and games that practically guarantee a win for the player who makes the best mathematical analysis — and demonstrates why this is the case. It’s not all fun and games, though: these vignettes have important mathematical morals to share.

Special introduction by Mark Saul, Executive Director of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival.

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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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October 4th, 2017 from  7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566