Monday, 27 February 2012

Being Random and The National Lottery

There was a part of one of the Royal Institute's Maths lectures a few years ago based around this.

On 15th January 1995, just 2 months after the National Lottery began, 133 people had to share the jackpot and won "only" £120,000 each.  This SMART Board Notebook file is about why so many people picked that particular set of six numbers, and why the human brain isn't so good about at making random selections.

It doesn't focus on any particular skill that's on the National Curriculum.

It's just interesting.

You could make it a bit more exciting by holding a draw to see how well the students do with the "random" numbers they pick.

Being Random and The National Lottery

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