Probability

This collection of resources is produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths. The collection contains a range of activities all designed to enable students to use and apply probability in unfamiliar contexts.

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Estimation, Assumptions and Predictions

This resource begins with estimating by rounding to significant figures, then deals with estimations and predictions in real life scenarios. Fermi estimation is then introduced. The question ‘Is climate change happening?’ is also posed.

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Probability: Special Dice

In this activity students explore the probability involved in a particular game involving some special dice. The aim is to explain the reasons behind their findings when playing the game using some straightforward mathematics. Students are required to be familiar with...

Russian Fable

This resource is based on a Russian fable about deciding which girls from the village should be married. The aim of this resource is to allow students to meet a different type of problem involving listing of possible outcomes. Once outcomes are listed the probabilities...

Fitting numbers

In this Core Maths activity students are asked to play a ‘ladder game’ in order to improve decision making and explore probability theory.

Fitting Numbers: Overview
This teacher guidance contains a range of information including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible...

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