Bridge and Math
- Students who have a natural propensity towards Math will find the game of Bridge both challenging and rewarding.
- For children that don’t, Bridge provides a fun way to improve their skills in critical thinking and math.
|Numbers and Operations||
Students incorporate multiple evaluation methods to assess their hand’s value
along with their partner’s and how to weigh these findings.
|Algebra||Players reason from the bidding and play and visualize what they can accomplish with the help of their partner.|
|Problem Solving||Each hand amounts to a set of problems that must be evaluated and re-evaluated in the span of a few minutes.|
|Reasoning and Proof||Any player who can take the remaining tricks so states in the form of a proof. Flaws in the proof can result in automatic scoring adjustments.|
Questions and reasoning arise during bidding and play which require clear and complete explanation. Partnerships must also agree to non-verbal cues
admissible by the rules.
|Representation||Bridge hands can be communicated on paper using a universally-accepted set of symbols.|