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.


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 basic probability including tree diagrams....

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 can be explored.


Spread of disease

This Core Maths resource enables students to explore various models of the spread of disease. 

The presentation has links to instructions for three activities:

  • a practical investigation using a die and counters to model the spread and decline of a disease and an activity sheet to...

The secret of winning

In this Core Maths activity students are invited to explore a range of casino based games to understand the probability, and likelihood of winning, when gambling.

The secret of winning: Teacher Guide
This teacher guidance introduces the reasoning behind the task, features of the...


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