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Probably ...

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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.

Bipin's Choice

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Bipin is in a game show and he has picked a red ball out of 10 balls. He wins a large sum of money, but can you use the information to decided what he should do next?

Same or Different?

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Anna and Becky put one purple cube and two yellow cubes into a bag to play a game. Is the game fair? Explain your answer.

Trick or Treat

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Mrs. Smith had emptied packets of chocolate-covered mice, plastic frogs and gummi-worms into a cauldron for treats. What treat is Trixie most likely to pick out?

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

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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?

Football World Cup Simulation

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A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

Tricky Track

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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? Is this what you would expect?

Winning the Lottery

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Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Two and One

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Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?

It's a Tie

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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?

Roll These Dice

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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 possibilities that could come up?

A Bit of a Dicey Problem

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When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?

The Car That Passes

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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?

In the Playground

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What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?