You'll need to work in a group for this problem. The idea is to decide, as a group, whether you agree or disagree with each statement.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play a dice game of chance
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.
Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possible answers?
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. . . .
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to make at once.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Charlie thinks that a six comes up less often than the other numbers on the dice. Have a look at the results of the test his class did to see if he was right.
Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
What statements can you make about the car that passes the school gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and test your ideas?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?