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### Winning the Lottery

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Roll These Dice

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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 Bit of a Dicey Problem

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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 Twelve Pointed Star Game

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### The Car That Passes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Flippin' Discs

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning with n discs?

### Tricky Track

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Cosy Corner

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?

### It's a Tie

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### 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.

### Football World Cup Simulation

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Probably ...

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### Same or Different?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### Two's Company

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?

### Trick or Treat

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Nine or Ten?

##### Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Is a score of 9 more likely than a score of 10 when you roll three dice?

### 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?

### 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.

### At Least One...

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Imagine flipping a coin a number of times. Can you work out the probability you will get a head on at least one of the flips?

### Taking Chances

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

This article, for students and teachers, is mainly about probability, the mathematical way of looking at random chance and is a shorter version of Taking Chances Extended.

### Misunderstanding Randomness

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which of these ideas about randomness are actually correct?

### Odds and Evens

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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. . . .

### Bipin's Choice

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### 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.

### 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.