Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
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?
Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces
show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning
with n discs?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
Katie scanned in her solution to this problem. Perhaps you might like to do the same for this month's problems.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
This article, for students and teachers, is mainly about
probability, the mathematical way of looking at random chance and
is a shorter version of Taking Chances Extended.
The first of two articles for teachers explaining how to include talk in maths presentations.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the