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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: What are the chances?

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

What are the chances?

Noughts and Crosses

Stimulus Questions

  • Can you make sure you never lose in a game of noughts and cross/tic tak toe?

  • Can you ensure to always win in a game of solitare?

  • Is gambling taking over our lives?

  • Can we really win anything?

  • How can I become a millionaire?

  • Are the new Singapore Casino's corrupt?

  • Can you ensure to always win in Blackjack?

 o   What about Jackpot or Sic Bo?


Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

Gambling - POPSCI

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How to win Tic Tac Toe!

How Stuff Works

Video: Lucky Numbers

Click on the image above to view an interesting video about chance.

House Advantage


The house advantage can be explained as follows, "most games played have mathematically-determined odds that ensure the house has at all times an advantage over the players. This can be expressed more precisely by the notion of expected value, which is uniformly negative (from the player's perspective)." Wikipedia

The Odds are Stacked Against You at the Science Centre

Books in the Senior Library