Agenda: The Mathematics of Spot it!
Presenters: Aubrey Rhoden and Kim Moore
Analyze the Spot It Deck Student Handout
Analyze the Spot It deck

How many cards are there?

How many different pictures are there?
Analyze the Spot It deck with three pictures, four pictures, five pictures

Can you create a deck with two pictures on each card? three? four? five?

How many different pictures would there be?

How many total cards?

How many total pairings?

How many pairing on each card?

Draw the deck
Is there an algorithm that can determine the number of cards you would need for n pictures per card?
Useful Resources for Understanding the Mathematics of SpotIt

SpotIt: How’d they do that?

A Mathematical Explanation using matrices

Connections to the Finite Projective Plane

Exploring the Algorithm
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