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.



This Core Maths task investigates various aspects of gambling. Students investigate various aspects of gambling and helps develop a realistic assessment of the risks involved. Students will need a good understanding of theoretical and experimental probability.

Gambling: Teacher guidance...

Normal distribution

This Core Maths activity gives students the opportunity to practise using the Normal Distribution to solve problems in a variety of situations. 

Students calculate and interpret mean and standard deviation and draw diagrams such as a box plot.They need a good understanding of how to calculate ...

Nuffield: can they tell the difference?

This resource links to a series of resources for Level 3 statistics developed by the Nuffield Foundation.

They deal with probability and hypothesis testing in a variety of different areas, making use of proportion, significance test, null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, normal distribution, mean,...

Pinball wizard

This Core Maths PowerPoint presentation explores a game using a quincunx. Students are asked to consider possible prize structures for the games and are introduced to Pascal’s triangle.


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