Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
You'll need to work in a group for this problem. The idea is to
decide, as a group, whether you agree or disagree with each
When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?
Mrs. Smith had emptied packets of chocolate-covered mice, plastic
frogs and gummi-worms into a cauldron for treats. What treat is
Trixie most likely to pick out?
Bipin is in a game show and he has picked a red ball out of 10
balls. He wins a large sum of money, but can you use the
information to decided what he should do next?
Anna and Becky put one purple cube and two yellow cubes into a bag
to play a game. Is the game fair? Explain your answer.
Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?
What statements can you make about the car that passes the school gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and test your ideas?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week
in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees.
Who do you think is right?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?