Queues And Variation
This activity is intended for later high school years and introduces students to
the importance of studying variability in systems. This feature Anscombe’s
quartet but also some basic queueing theory.
An activity during which students are introduced to game theory by playing
- Asks students if they have played a game before.
- Ask them what a game is with a goal to arrive at the following 3 components:
- Explain the rules to the two thirds game (handout copies of the forms). Ask
students to play once.
- Go over rationalisation (using diagram) that the rational play is for
everyone to play 0.
- Play again.
- Describe the 2/3rds game and potentially show the video.
- Split class in to 4 groups and play a round robin tournament with 5
- Discuss results and refer to results of tournament.
- Return to results of the 2/3rds game.