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Quiff and Boot try to determine which of several genies in the garden is the real one, by initially using guesswork. An explanation is given to them of what probability is and they then use prior knowledge to increase the chances of finding the right one.
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8 March 2011

Classroom Ideas

Watch the whole clip as an introduction to probability. Discuss with the whole class their understandings and clear up any misconceptions. Watch the clip again and pause the clip on the whole screen showing the 15 gnomes. Ask the class what the probability would be of finding Gene if he was wearing yellow pants? Would their chances be better if he was wearing blue pants? Use the pupils' responses to discuss any further misconceptions.

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