By tossing a coin one of three princes is chosen to be the next
King of Randomia. Does each prince have an equal chance of taking
When two closely matched teams play each other, what is the most likely result?
If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you
think any two people would pick the same number?
Use cunning to work out a strategy to win this game.
What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Predict future weather using the probability that tomorrow is wet
given today is wet and the probability that tomorrow is wet given
that today is dry.
Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over...
You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .
Which of these games would you play to give yourself the best possible chance of winning a prize?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
If the score is 8-8 do I have more chance of winning if the winner
is the first to reach 9 points or the first to reach 10 points?
Playing squash involves lots of mathematics. This article explores
the mathematics of a squash match and how a knowledge of
probability could influence the choices you make.
This article explains how tree diagrams are constructed and helps
you to understand how they can be used to calculate probabilities.
Chris and Jo put two red and four blue ribbons in a box. They each pick a ribbon from the box without looking. Jo wins if the two ribbons are the same colour. Is the game fair?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.