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How likely is it you'll share a birthday with someone?
Exploration of why you only need a room of 35 people for it to be very likely that two will share a birthday. |
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A census of the puffin population
The puffin population on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland is undergoing a census, carried out every five years to establish the number of breeding pairs. |
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Bitesize Maths - Probability trees An animated guide to working out probabilities using tree diagrams. |
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Bitesize maths: Probability An animated guide to basic mathematical probability. |
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Childhood obesity 'set before age of five'
A study of childhood obesity has found some children become obese before the age of five. |
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Classifying vehicles on the road
Explains how traffic control collates data on the cars which travel on our roads. Gives real-time data which pupils could analyse. |
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How to work out standard deviation An animated guide to working out standard deviation. |
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Normal distribution in fish populations
Marcus du Sautoy explores how the bell-curve of the Normal Distribution allows us to predict what the largest fish in a population is likely to weigh, just by looking at a sample from a day's catch. |
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Obama vs Clinton: polltracker
After a long battle Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination to run for President of the United States of America. |
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Recording data on global population at the UN
Sir David Attenborough visits the UN data collection centre and discusses global population growth which has tripled in the past 60 years. |
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The Health and Wealth of 200 Countries over 200 Years in 4 minutes
Professor Hans Rosling animates the life expectancy and mean income data for 200 countries over 200 years, brilliantly showing how different parts of the world moved over the years. |
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The maths behind natural pesticides that help biodiversity
Stefan Gates explores the maths of scientific discovery in a unique trial of a fungus pesticide that is less harmful to the environment. At a school he discovers how to collect and interpret longitudinal data to measure biodiversity. |
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Using patterns in Google searches to predict flu outbreaks
Visiting Google’s offices, Marcus du Sautoy looks at how, by analysing search terms, Google can predict flu outbreaks, even before hospitals have begun to need to respond to them. |
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Using probability functions to help locate serial killers
Marcus du Sautoy meets a detective with a PhD in mathematics who has created a probability function to help narrow down the area in which a serial killer is likely to live. |
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Using visitor data at the London Dungeon
The London Dungeon uses customer feedback to inform the development of their facilities and approaches to business. |
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Working out the mean, median and mode An animated step-by-step guide to working out the mean, median and mode. |
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