tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7539436145942646560.post1435294457405493426..comments2016-05-12T15:30:44.955+01:00Comments on WASTED by NICOLA MORGAN: AN IDEA FOR SCHOOLSNicola Morganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12189894289540344094noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7539436145942646560.post-18184659260089523742010-07-11T16:36:49.579+01:002010-07-11T16:36:49.579+01:00Ah. If it's a maths lesson that ensues, I thin...Ah. If it's a maths lesson that ensues, I think I will need to pretend to be a pupil.<br /><br />I am afraid I completely don't understand the maths of probability. I remember actually arguing with my maths teacher about probability because it's one of the places where maths, life and philosophy all part company (or come together, depending on how far you go...)<br /><br />Thanks Lizzie and the Mole!Nicola Morganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12189894289540344094noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7539436145942646560.post-12209849538777573332010-07-08T20:31:32.453+01:002010-07-08T20:31:32.453+01:00Lizzie suggests tossing lots of coins, or one lots...Lizzie suggests tossing lots of coins, or one lots of times, and working out probability of landing specific way up. Logically it's 50/50 - but it's more complex than that. If you toss it and it comes down heads then the odds of the next one being tails are nearly 100%. If it's heads a second time instead then the odds of the third one being tails increase to a more positive 100%. Following this it seems that 50/50 is too simplistic odds. Clearly a maths lesson ensues.The Molehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15087495241495649718noreply@blogger.com