Game Theory


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

Wednesdays 4:30-5:20 pm PST

March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

The card game SET is perfect for anyone who considers themselves a “visual person” and enjoys looking for patterns. But did you know that while this game might seem simple on the surface, it has connections to many mathematical disciplines, and game play has even generated new mathematics? In this course, we will learn to master the game of SET, while also exploring the mathematics behind it, including combinatorics and probability.

Student Outcomes:

  • Learn to play the game of SET
  • Explore various puzzles involving SET cards and create your own SET puzzles
  • Investigate the probabilities of different outcomes in SET and use this knowledge to develop a game-play strategy

Student Experience

Pattern Seeker




Your Teacher: Emily Lenhart

Emily Lenhart has worked in education for 10 years with a broad range of experience in elementary and middle school settings at both independent and public schools across the US. During her 5 years at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA, she enjoyed learning to meet the diverse needs of gifted learners while earning a Master of Education from the University of the Pacific. Emily currently serves as the math specialist at a public school in rural Iowa, where she strives to support students as they find patterns, make connections, and ask questions. Emily also runs an online tutoring business for gifted students who struggle in math.