of lesson-starters, questions, problem-solving activities, investigations,
games, simulations and interactive resources for use on an interactive
whiteboard (or just projected on a wall or standard whiteboard).
Use the drop-down menus to find the Whiteboard Worksheets
loads of numbers for statistical analysis.
A red or blue circle will appear in the middle of the screen.
As soon as it appears hit the correct square button on the
left or right. Your reaction time will be displayed.
What is the probability that in a class of 23 at least two
people have the same birthday?
Monty Hall Problem
The Monty Hall problem is a probability puzzle based on an
American television game show. The host of the show was Monty
Contestants were faced with choosing to open one of three
doors. Behind one of the doors was a car, behind each of the
other two was a goat.
The contestant chose a door and then
Monty Hall, who knew what was behind each door, opened one
of the other two doors to reveal a goat.
contestant then had to decide whether
to stick with his or her first choice
or switch to the other closed door.
Is it better to switch or stick? Or doesn't it matter? What
are the chances of winning the car? The problem created a
great deal of argument and discussion.
useful for timing tests and other timed activities.
you would like to personalise how you use Active Maths resources
have a look at Protopage. Set up your own start pages with
links to the resources you use most or want to use next week.
Have a look at Bash Street School's Protopage page...click
here. It's pretty good!
website needs Flash player to be installed on your machine. If the
polygon on the right doesn't change, blink or wink then you probably
need to download the Flash player from the Macromedia site.
Click here to download.