What is the odds that you’ll win a toy playing the ‘claw’ arcade game? Probability, Odds and Random Chance. Probability is the likelihood or chance that something will happen. Probability is an estimate of the relative average frequency with which an event occurs in repeated independent trials. Probability: The probability is how likely something is to … Continue reading Chance and Probability→Continue reading →
October 30, 2017
by Rachel Noble Comments Off on When in doubt, change your answer?
Have you ever taken a test and put one answer down but the more you think about it, the more you think you should change your answer? Should I stick with what I originally thought or should I change it? What if I change it and my first answer is the right one, that would […] Continue reading →
October 30, 2017
by Jocelyn Coventry Comments Off on The System
Following a workshop on the idea of counter-intuitive mathematics, I was intrigued to find out more about how we can look past our intuition or gut feelings to understand mathematical concepts such as probability. I am someone who struggles to grasp this mathematical concept, as I cannot see past the black and white picture: that […] Continue reading →
October 16, 2017
by Jocelyn Coventry Comments Off on Do Humans Really Understand Randomness?
After our input on chance and probability, I was intrigued to investigate the true meaning of randomness and how this relates to our everyday lives. Randomness in our lives Randomness is a concept I found very interesting when researching as I never realised how difficult an idea it is for humans to grasp. As humans, […] Continue reading →
December 6, 2015
by Ben Neighbours Comments Off on Christmas in Mathematics – ideas for the classroom
Its that time of year again when the lights are up, songs are being sung, decorations are being hung and joy is absolutely everywhere. What is this time you ask? it is indeed Christmas. It is obvious that Christmas is a time for giving and thinking of loved ones, but after a recent blog post […] Continue reading →
November 12, 2015
by Ben Neighbours Comments Off on The Maths Behind Hurricane Abigail
After all this hype about a potentially menacing storm that has hit the shores of Scotland, I thought to myself that it couldn’t actually be that bad. I was, however, mistaken to this notion. After walking along Dundee City high street a few moments ago, I was soaked within an inch of my life. It […] Continue reading →