Here are two games you have to pay to play. Which is the better bet?
The next ten people coming into a store will be asked their
birthday. If the prize is £20, would you bet £1 that two
of these ten people will have the same birthday ?
Heads or Tails - the prize doubles until you win it. How much would
you pay to play?
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each
Given the mean and standard deviation of a set of marks, what is
the greatest number of candidates who could have scored 100%?
Here you see combinations of Fibonacci numbers giving Pythagorean triples.
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.
Working with recursion. What is going on how does each iteration
feen into the next? All within a geometric setting.