Darien Summer School & Enrichment

Board Games, not "Bored" Games: A Math Teacher's Strategy to Board Games

For students entering grades 4-8

Is Battleship pure luck or is there strategy involved with ship placement and guesses? Is it better to go first or second when playing tic-tac-toe? Is there a way to guarantee victory in Connect 4? In this class, students will examine various strategies—including using basic probability—when playing classic board games.

Students may bring board games from home to share with the class, if they wish to do so.

If needed, students will be able to eat lunch in the beginning of our session.



Board Games, not "Bored" Games: A Math Teacher's Strategy to Board Games (O100)
Sessions:  5
Dates:  7/11/2022 to 7/15/2022
Meeting Times: 
  • Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:  Darien High School B109
Instructor: Steve Brooks
Grades:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Fees:  $179.00 (Class Fee)
Note: Class has been CANCELED