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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 Googleâ€™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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