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.

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Age16-19, FE/HE
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