Using Carcassonne in Upper-Level Math Courses
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Board games offer a myriad of educational opportunities for students at all levels. This research explores potential connections between the game Carcassonne, a competitive tile laying game, and topics in mathematics such as abstract algebra and topology. Through researching these connections, students in upper-level math courses can understand concepts beyond the surface level. Areas explored in abstract algebra include binary operations and group structures. Areas explored in topology include topological spaces and equivalences. This work is a continuation of Dr. Tiffany Kolba and Dr. Mindy Capaldi’s statistical examination of Carcassonne.
DeRolf, Timothy, "Using Carcassonne in Upper-Level Math Courses" (2019). Fall Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. 119.
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