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Maths fun

Maths fun
Wednesday 21st April 2010 by C. Freeman
Year 8 students played a game looking at the laws of probability during a recent maths lesson. They divided into groups to take turns rolling two dice. Their combined number was added and denoted the 'horse' that won. When repeated for a series of 'races' the results showed a consistent curve pattern, demonstrating the laws of averages and probability.

Teacher Miss Lynch said: 'It was inspired by the Grand National and they found that one horse will statistically run more than the others and there is a definite pattern. It's a fun activity that demonstrates probability in a practical way.'

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