### "Set" Card Game

I came across this card game called "Set" which is used for cooperative learning in class. It is a simple card game where a group of students try to identify sets of cards from a deck with different attributes, such as shape and color. A "set" of cards is one where either each attributes is the same or different.

Try this Flash tutorial to understand the mechanics of the game.

http://www.setgame.com/set/index.html

There is alot of potential in this game for teaching and learning in the following areas:

Permutation and Combination

Eg: What is the total number of sets that can be formed from the deck?

Set Theory

Eg: If A is the set of red cards and B is the set of diamond shaped cards, what does the set A union B mean?

Probability

Eg: What is the probability that the game will end with 3 cards?

Problem Solving

Eg: What is the maximum number of cards that can be picked before a set must be found?

More information can be found in the following two URLs:

http://www.setgame.com/set/article_nctm.htm

http://www.setgame.com/set/index.html

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