The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Kent will hold a session for Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students entitled ‘Game On: The Maths Behind Game Shows’ on Zoom, on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

The session is the first event in the Maths Encounters @ Kent series, and will be delivered by Dr Rowena Paget, Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics.

Many games have mathematics at their core. Analysing them mathematically can reveal their essential structure and allow us to develop optimal strategies to win. The branch of Mathematics known as Game Theory focusses on structure and strategy. We will look at some classic TV game shows and explore them from this game theory perspective. We will discover the advantages mathematics can bring and see why some strategies are so effective.

Teachers can sign up larger groups of students, and students over the age of 16 can register their own interest, if their school is unable to attend.

Here is also the link to the register your interest form, in case you need it: https://forms.office.com/r/LdK8RfJnJJ