MAA Writing Awards
The Taxman Game
Year of Award: 2008
Publication Information: Math Horizons, Feb. 2007, pp. 18-20
Summary: Some strategies for beating the classic “Taxman” game.
About the Author: Robert K. Moniot is a professor of mathematics at Northern Kentucky University. His mathematical genealogy is a long line of algebraic geometers; he is a student of Professor S. S. Abhyankar. He became hooked on cryptology when, after running out of (good) Tom Clancy books, he read the novel Enigma by Robert Harris – a story set among the World War II British codebreakers at Bletchley Park.