Could you students spot a scam when they see one?
Developed by MEI, with funding from the Department for Education as part of the Critical Maths project to develop a post-16 mathematical thinking curriculum based on ideas from Professor Sir Timothy Gowers. This Core Maths problem-solving activity from MEI features a number of real-world examples of frauds and scams that students are asked to analyse and evaluate. Students can use various tools (e.g. simulation or a more theoretical probabilistic analysis) to work out why the proposed schemes are fraudulent.
The resource is here: https://www.stem.org.uk/rx35a4