Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
How could you compare different situation where something random
happens ? What sort of things might be the same ? What might be
When five dice are rolled together which do you expect to see more
often, no sixes or all sixes ?
If a coin rolls and lands on a set of concentric circles what is
the chance that the coin touches a line ?
Estimate areas using random grids
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
What is a random pattern?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Can you build a distribution with the maximum theoretical spread?
Matthew offers a good explanation of what appears to be happening
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
Think that a coin toss is 50-50 heads or tails? Read on to appreciate the ever-changing and random nature of the world in which we live.
In Classical times the Pythagorean philosophers believed that all
things were made up from a specific number of tiny indivisible
particles called ‘monads’. Each object contained a
different number of particles, and so they believed that
‘everything was number’.
Make your own random patterns