Take a Chance

Take a Chance

An understanding of chance and probability is becoming more and more important in our lives. This feature is intended to help you gain a good understanding of how probability can help you make better choices and challenge commonly-held misconceptions.

The last day for sending in solutions to our live problems is the 7th December.

What Does Random Look Like? 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

In the Bag 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?

The Better Choice 

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level
Here are two games you can play. Which offers the better chance of winning?

Last One Standing 

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level
Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?

Same Number! 

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level
If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?

Mathsland National Lottery 

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level
Can you work out the probability of winning the Mathsland National Lottery?