Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics: News

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How likely is it that not knowing the basics of probability will detrimentally affect your life? Ensure your students can weigh up the odds with these 10 lessons on that fickle element, chance.

1. Play your cards right What is it? A simple PowerPoint slide using the example of a pack of cards to teach probability

What users say "Simplicity is everything sometimes - excellent!"

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2. To die for

What is it? A simulated game of dice that relies on players' abilities to calculate chance

What users say "Great filler, very engaging."

bit.ly/DicingWithMaths

3. Take a chance

What is it? A range of worksheets and activities on the topic of probability

What users say "Love it! Very useful for all curriculums."

bit.ly/ProbabilityWorksheet

4. Beat the bookie

What is it? A fun plane race simulation that lets you update the odds for each participant winning at any stage

What users say "Really good resource. Nice functional skills element. My students love it."

bit.ly/PlaneRacing

5. Right or wrong

What is it? A set of true or false probability cards on PowerPoint slides

What users say "Great resource, I will be using this tomorrow as a revision activity. …

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