Saturday Club Term 1 – “Chances Are” – An Introduction to Probability

Saturday 4th March and Saturday 1st April 

An open ended primer on probability for children aged 9 to 12 years .

Dr. Michael Southcott will present two sessions including  activities involving coins and dice and children will reveal the all important ‘bell curve’, or normal distribution.

Children will develop an appreciation of why the bell curve is at the heart of statistical analysis in many fields from medicine to economics to big data. There are options to look at anything from the 68-95-99.7 rule, to lives of the pioneers of probability.

Fun with factorials, combinations and birthdays. How many people do you need in a room before chances are, two people share a birthday?

How is it that “they” work out whether something is good or bad for you?