Resources tagged with: Probability

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Game of PIG - Sixes

Age 7 to 18
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Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

Red or Black Spinner

Age 3 to 16
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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. . . .

Stop or Dare

Age 7 to 16
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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.

Interactive Spinners

Age 11 to 14
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This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.

Twenty20

Age 7 to 16
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Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

Progression in Primary Probability

Age 5 to 11

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

Non-transitive Dice

Age 11 to 14
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Alison and Charlie are playing a game. Charlie wants to go first so Alison lets him. Was that such a good idea?

Can't Find a Coin?

Age 11 to 14
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Can you generate a set of random results? Can you fool the random simulator?

Strange Dice

Age 11 to 14 Short
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If two of these unusually numbered dice are thrown, how many different sums are possible?

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.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Age 11 to 14
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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?

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?

Three Spinners

Age 7 to 11
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These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

Tools for Thinking about Probability

Age 11 to 14
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Can you design your own probability scale?
How do you describe the different parts?

What Do You Know about Probability? (2)

Age 11 to 14
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What are the likelihoods of different events when you roll a dice?

Con Tricks

Age 11 to 14

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

Racing Odds

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Nine or Ten?

Age 11 to 14 Short
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Is a score of 9 more likely than a score of 10 when you roll three dice?

Misunderstanding Randomness

Age 11 to 14
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Which of these ideas about randomness are actually correct?

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?

The Hair Colour Game

Age 7 to 11
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The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

Why Do People Find Probability Unintuitive and Difficult?

Age 7 to 18

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

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.