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Stop or Dare

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

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Game of PIG - Sixes

Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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Red or Black Spinner

Age 3 to 16 Challenge Level:

A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .

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The Random World

Age 11 to 18

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.

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Interactive Spinners

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.

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Progression in Primary Probability

Age 5 to 11

The beginnings of understanding probability begin much earlier than you might think...

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An Introduction to Tree Diagrams

Age 11 to 16

This article explains how tree diagrams are constructed and helps you to understand how they can be used to calculate probabilities.

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Do You Feel Lucky?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Some people offer advice on how to win at games of chance, or how to influence probability in your favour. Can you decide whether advice is good or not?

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Strange Dice

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

If two of these unusually numbered dice are thrown, how many different sums are possible?

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The Lady or the Lions

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The King showed the Princess a map of the maze and the Princess was allowed to decide which room she would wait in. She was not allowed to send a copy to her lover who would have to guess which path. . . .

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Why Do People Find Probability Unintuitive and Difficult?

Age 7 to 18

Uncertain about the likelihood of unexpected events? You are not alone!

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Can't Find a Coin?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you generate a set of random results? Can you fool the random simulator?

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Misunderstanding Randomness

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which of these ideas about randomness are actually correct?

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Count the Beat

Age 5 to 11

This article, written by Nicky Goulder and Samantha Lodge, reveals how maths and marimbas can go hand-in-hand! Why not try out some of the musical maths activities in your own classroom?

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A Dicey Paradox

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Four fair dice are marked differently on their six faces. Choose first ANY one of them. I can always choose another that will give me a better chance of winning. Investigate.

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How Random!

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

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Racing Odds

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

In a race the odds are: 2 to 1 against the rhinoceros winning and 3 to 2 against the hippopotamus winning. What are the odds against the elephant winning if the race is fair?

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What Do You Know about Probability? (2)

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What are the likelihoods of different events when you roll a dice?

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Tools for Thinking about Probability

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you design your own probability scale?
How do you describe the different parts?

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Non-transitive Dice

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Alison and Charlie are playing a game. Charlie wants to go first so Alison lets him. Was that such a good idea?

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Twenty20

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

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From A Random World to a Rational Universe

Age 7 to 16

In the time before the mathematical idea of randomness was discovered, people thought that everything that happened was part of the will of supernatural beings. So have things changed?

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Con Tricks

Age 11 to 14

Here are some examples of 'cons', and see if you can figure out where the trick is.

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Three Spinners

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?