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An understanding of chance and probability is becoming more and more important in our lives. This feature is intended to help you gain a good understanding of how probability can help you make better choices and challenge commonly-held misconceptions.

The last day for sending in solutions to our live problems is the 7th December.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Here are two games you can play. Which offers the better chance of winning?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Can you work out the probability of winning the Mathsland National Lottery?