Prereq.: solve system of linear equations with 1 or 2 variables; comparisons of numbers.
Game Theory is about
In the first two classes we consider a few games with easy rules (can be explained in 5 minutes).
Here is Mother of all games. A player can choose $1 or $2.More generaly, for any one player game, the maximal possible payoff is the value of game and any way to get is is called an optiml strategy.
TicTacToe
 2  3 
Nim

2 
3  
car
&goats = the Monty Hall problem   2  3 4  
Heads and Tails = Matching Pennies 1
 2
 3 
Rock, Paper, Scissors 1 
 2

3 
Games solved:
TicTacToc  work
on it
at home, it is unknown whether this will be graded.
(solved completely) car & goats, The host knows where the car is and must offer the player to change..
Otherwise, the game is different.
Students:
learn these games, you may meet them at
tests,
it is unknown whether/when we get a grader.