Summer Schools: Probability and game shows (age 10–12)

10.30am to 12.45pm, Friday 9 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12

  • Speakers

    • Mike Fletcher

Price

Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

Can mathematics help you to win a TV game show?

In this workshop with Mike Fletcher, students will explore this idea, and see if mathematics and probability theory can be used to significantly increase your chances of winning certain game shows, and test their theories using real clips from TV.

About the speaker

Mike Fletcher is a former Chief Examiner and Senior Lecturer in mathematics. He has been a consultant to Pearson TV on game shows. His particular interest is probability theory and he has lectured throughout the UK and abroad on the mathematics of TV game shows.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

The Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Mathematics Masterclasses. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on summerschools@ri.ac.uk with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Accessibility

Workshops are on the first floor of our building, for which there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, or if you have any other questions, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email: summerschools@ri.ac.uk.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address thepotentialtrust@clara.co.uk.

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