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"Shannon Switching Game"

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Two players play a strategy game where one player joins points on a simple map, while the other player blocks the path by "cutting" the lines. 

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Hints for uses in your library Like tick-tack-toe, this game employs strategy. This version, however, involves more sophisticated strategy to engage tweens and teens, while still relying on just pen and paper. Various diagrams are available and these could be laminated and reused. Players can use dry-erase markers to reset the game after each round.
Facilitator Guide Additional resources for adapting this activity from the University of Edinburgh School of Mathematics
Some Hints and Answers guide
"Where is the Maths?" video
"What's the point?" video
Related Links Introduction to the activity by the author
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Originating Source The University of Edinburgh School of Mathematics
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"Shannon Switching Game"

"Shannon Switching Game"

Two players play a strategy game where one player joins points on a simple map, while the other player blocks the path by "cutting" the lines.