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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Champion of the world

In this Core Maths activity students are invited to play a game using non-transitive dice, and explore the probability behind them.

Champion of the world: Teacher guide
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and...

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.

Estimation Assumptions Predictions: Teacher guidanc...

Experiments with marbles

This Core Maths PowerPoint presentation contains five experiments involving marbles that explore a range of topics including listing outcomes, tree diagrams and the multiplicative and additive properties of probability.

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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