Resources tagged with: Experimental probability

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Coin Tossing Games

Age 14 to 16
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You and I play a game involving successive throws of a fair coin. Suppose I pick HH and you pick TH. The coin is thrown repeatedly until we see either two heads in a row (I win) or a tail followed by. . . .

Mathsland National Lottery

Age 14 to 16
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Can you work out the probability of winning the Mathsland National Lottery?

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Age 14 to 16
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A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ... What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .

Snail Trails

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

Last One Standing

Age 14 to 16
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Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?

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?

Misunderstanding Randomness

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

Which Spinners?

Age 14 to 18
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Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?

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. . . .

Odds and Evens Made Fair

Age 14 to 16
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In this follow-up to the problem Odds and Evens, we invite you to analyse a probability situation in order to find the general solution for a fair game.

Who's the Winner?

Age 14 to 16
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When two closely matched teams play each other, what is the most likely result?

Same Number!

Age 14 to 16
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If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?

What Does Random Look Like?

Age 11 to 14
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Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

Sociable Cards

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Taking Chances Extended

Age 14 to 18

This article, for students and teachers, is mainly about probability, the mathematical way of looking at random chance.

Taking Chances

Age 11 to 14
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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.

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.

Cosy Corner

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Flippin' Discs

Age 11 to 14
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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?

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.

Football World Cup Simulation

Age 7 to 16
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A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

Two's Company

Age 11 to 14
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Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?

Odds and Evens

Age 11 to 14
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Are these games fair? How can you tell?

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?

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.

Win or Lose?

Age 14 to 16
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A gambler bets half the money in his pocket on the toss of a coin, winning an equal amount for a head and losing his money if the result is a tail. After 2n plays he has won exactly n times. Has. . . .

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16
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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.