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Probability – It’s All In The Maths

If you want to know the chances
Of how you will turn out
Remember you’re the product of
Your choices – there’s no doubt!

So taking all the options
Consider if you will
That choices multiply in life
To fit the final bill

  
Written following the Twitter storm in the last few days of a GCSE maths probability question. The thing to remember is that the probability that two consecutive events happening is the product of those selections (choices). So this question doesn’t add up – it multiplies into the answer 

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The Test!

“Yes, I think the answer is a test
To see what you can do”
The teacher said as he arrived
The class now feeling blue
“Let’s test you to assess how you’ll
Do when we test again
To test the test that will test you
To test what’s in your brain”

“Yes an exam, mid-term review
Assessment, mock or test
Just call it what you want to say
A trial.  Now don’t get stressed!
And then we’ll do it all again
Exams now tit for tat”
The teacher said as he arrived
No surprise he was called “Pratt”

“But Mr Pratt” the class implored
What is the point you make
To test the test that you will test
The test we might retake!
What is the reason for these tests
That happen every day!
Oh, Mr Pratt – when will we learn?
It’s not the only way?”

With every best wish to all those taking mocks in the next few weeks 🙂

Students taking a test at the University of Vi...

Students taking a test at the University of Vienna at the end of the summer term 2005 (Saturday, June 25, 2005). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)