Title

Analytics, Pedagogy and the Pass the Pigs Game

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2012

Publication Source

INFORMS Transactions on Education

Abstract

The Pass the Pigs® game provides an opportunity to combine multiple analytical skills sets and problem-solving capabilities in an enjoyable and challenging application. In this paper, I describe how I structure a classroom exercise to help students work through developing, analyzing, and testing strategies for the game. The game utilizes multiple analytics and decision making tools, such as problem framing, data collection and preparation, probability, optimization, heuristics, expert systems, and simulation.

Inclusive pages

57-64

ISBN/ISSN

1532-0545

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

INFORMS

Volume

13

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes