UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

1/8/2023 -- Intermediate 1A: Winter - Abstract Algebra For SET - What Is a Number?

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn the basics of abstract algebra
  • Model the card game SET with pure math and Python

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We will introduce/play the card game SET and explain our goals for the quarter. Then we begin brainstorming about numbers and algebraic axioms.

Handouts will be posted after the lesson.

Required Resources:

Dr. Gleizer emailed the class parents regarding purchasing a copy of the card game SET. Please ask your child to bring it to class this week.

Have your children bring a pencil and eraser. No computers or associated accessories should be brought.

Homework Due:


Homework Assigned:

Complete Handout 1, which is attached below as a PDF. Please note that this is a brainstorming worksheet. So, there are no right and wrong answers.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!