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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?

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Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

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This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

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

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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 possible answers?

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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.

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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. . . .

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Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?

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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?

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

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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?

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Discs are flipped in the air. You win if all the faces show the same colour. What is the probability of winning?

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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?

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

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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.

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Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?

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Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Which of these ideas about randomness are actually correct?

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

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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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.