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I have some big news for this blog: my weekly Tuesday game theory column is going on pause indefinitely. The major reasons are: –I need more time to make math videos. –Over the last 10 … Game Theory, Big News, What Next, Tuesday, Math, Games, Videos, Blog, Math Resources

I have some big news for this blog: my weekly Tuesday game theory column is going on pause indefinitely. The major reasons are: –I need more time to make math videos. –Over the last 10 …

Math in Real Live - engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch Pirate Code, Ed Game, Class Bulletin Boards, Science Inquiry, How To Make Animations, Game Theory, Why Do People, Home Schooling, Kids Videos

This is a fun puzzle that I have shared a few times before, including last year, and in connection with The Dark Knight. TED-Ed made an animated video and thought it was a good time to share again.…

Happy 10 Year Anniversary For Mind Your Decisions! Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Game Theory, Mind You, 10 Years, Have Fun, Mindfulness, Math, Youtube, Math Resources

Happy 10 Year Anniversary For Mind Your Decisions!

How time flies when you're having fun! MindYourDecisions started 10 years ago. This video, made by the same person who designed the logo, covers some of the ...

Note: this is a statistics topic rather than a game theory post At the supermarket checkout, should you pick the shorter line or the line where people have fewer items? I have gotten into heated ar… Game Theory, Statistics, Note, Games, People, Gaming, Toys, Game, Spelling

Note: this is a statistics topic rather than a game theory post At the supermarket checkout, should you pick the shorter line or the line where people have fewer items? I have gotten into heated ar…

I am thrilled to add another book to my list of the best game theory books. The book is Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide by economists Dr. Ivan and Dr. Tuvana Pastine and illustrated by Tom… Economists, Game Theory, Best Games, Book Recommendations, The Book, Learning, Illustration, Books, Libros

I am thrilled to add another book to my list of the best game theory books. The book is Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide by economists Dr. Ivan and Dr. Tuvana Pastine and illustrated by Tom…

image by Theo Crazzolara. CC BY 2.0 There is an interesting article on The Conversation about the ivory trade and China. (*Thanks to my friend sending the article via Facebook.) It is estimated Afr… Ivory Trade, Game Theory, Save The Elephants, 2 In, My Friend, Conversation, Africa, Facebook, Animals

image by Theo Crazzolara. CC BY 2.0 There is an interesting article on The Conversation about the ivory trade and China. (*Thanks to my friend sending the article via Facebook.) It is estimated Afr…

Halloween is a fun time of year, but it can also be dangerous for trick or treaters if the proper safety precautions aren't taken. When you go out with your little monsters, keep these tips in mind, and stay safe this Halloween! Make sure any children. Safety Precautions, Game Theory, Little Monsters, Safety Tips, Instagram Accounts, Trick Or Treat, Cheating, Learning, Day

image by Ginny. CC BY-SA 2.0 Today’s post is a short mention of a new study. It appears children are trusting and innocent, but they can quickly learn to deceive in a game where cheating is r…

“Pick The Vinegar That Isn’t Made From Petroleum.” Quality Signaling, Game Theory Tuesdays – Mind Your Decisions Game Theory, Vinegar, Mindfulness, Image, White Vinegar, Awareness Ribbons

“Pick The Vinegar That Isn’t Made From Petroleum.” Quality Signaling, Game Theory Tuesdays – Mind Your Decisions

I usually buy a gallon jug (~4 liters) of vinegar to clean my floors and sinks, so I buy the cheapest generic brand. But recently I have been thinking about using vinegar for salad dressings and pi…

Let’s say there is an election with 5 candidates A, B, C, D, E. You obtain a list from each voter with an honest ranking of the 5 candidates. The voters all fall into six categories of rankin… Voting System, Election Results, Game Theory, Paradox, Letters, Sayings, Fall, Autumn, Lyrics

Let’s say there is an election with 5 candidates A, B, C, D, E. You obtain a list from each voter with an honest ranking of the 5 candidates. The voters all fall into six categories of rankin…

In standard tic-tac-toe, player one (X) and player two (O) are each trying to make 3 in a row. If both play optimally, the game ends in a draw. Now consider a variation: player one wins if either X… Player One, Fair Games, Game Theory, Literacy Skills, Tic Tac Toe, Draw, Ties, Tie Dye Outfits, To Draw

In standard tic-tac-toe, player one (X) and player two (O) are each trying to make 3 in a row. If both play optimally, the game ends in a draw. Now consider a variation: player one wins if either X…

I originally published this post in With the 2017 NBA Finals underway, I am re-posting it with slight edits and updates It’s double overtime in the NBA finals. There’s one second … 2017 Nba Finals, Nba Finals Game, Science Games, Game Theory

I originally published this post in 2014. With the 2017 NBA Finals underway, I am re-posting it with slight edits and updates It’s double overtime in the NBA finals. There’s one second …

Why copying successful people is a bad idea. Highly Effective People, Game Theory, Mind You, 7 Habits, Successful People, Psych, Mindfulness, Advice, Games

Game Theory Tuesdays – Mind Your Decisions

Today’s post is not game theory but more about strategic thinking in analyzing “expert advice.” Do you follow advice from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a book that sold ove…

You can find out a group's average salary without anyone revealing their own salary! Game Theory, Puzzle Books, Mind You, How To Know, Mindfulness, Math, Games, Tips, Math Resources

Sharing Salary Information Secretly (Ft. Tipping Point Math). Game Theory Tuesdays – Mind Your Decisions

For long-time readers, I posted about this topic 8 years ago and it was compiled into my first puzzle book. I wanted to share the topic again because I came across a video from TippingPointMath on …

How Reckless Pedestrians Could Ruin Self-Driving Cars. Game Theory, Self Driving, Pedestrian, Cars, Autos, Vehicles, Automobile, Car

How Reckless Pedestrians Could Ruin Self-Driving Cars. Game Theory Tuesdays

Splitting The Rent Fairly With Triangles (ft. Mathologer And PBS Infinite Series). Game Theory, Mind You, Being A Landlord, Infinite, Tuesday, Mindfulness, Math, Games, Triangles

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Alice, Bob and Charlie are sharing an apartment that has 3 rooms of possibly unequal size. The landlord asks for a total rent of $1000. How do they split the rooms and the rent so that everyone is …

Don’t Stop Believing. How Lack Of Hope Motivates Pre-emptive Strikes. Game Theory Tuesdays – Mind Your Decisions Game Theory, Mind You, Graduate School, News Games, Mindfulness, Motivation, Reading, University, Word Reading

Don’t Stop Believing. How Lack Of Hope Motivates Pre-emptive Strikes. Game Theory Tuesdays – Mind Your Decisions

There’s a new game theory study from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business that is pretty interesting. The experiment involves the following game (read it carefully, it’s not a p…