A collection of Statistics games…
Guess the Correlation – Omar Wagih
From Cambridge PhD student, Omar Wagih ‘Guess the Correlation‘, a rather addictive game with a purpose – Omar Wagih is collecting the data on the guesses collected and using it to analyse how we perceive correlations in scatter plots. Select About to read the rules and further details.
Statistics New Zealand – Statistics & Probability Games
From Statistics New Zealand, come several interactives for Probability and Statistics. Each resource is accompanied by teachers’ notes. These interactives are part of Schools Corner which also includes activities and resources.
Try Party Time Demo from Harcourtschool.com to look at examples of biased and unbiased questions.
For early Probability and Statistics, see Statistics (at the bottom of the page) on Science Kids.
Advanced Monty Hall – Shodor
Try the Monty Hall problem on the Shodor site.
For a rather sophisticated use of games in the Statistics classroom for older students, see the Minitab Blog on Using Games to Teach Statistics. The Tangram Game and further details can be found here. Further activities are available under Activities and Game-Based Labs.
Select Image for Transum’s Pu Wiange puzzle
I couldn’t resist this counter moving challenge – happy to report that I scored 20! Evidence in the image!
Update: 19 is the new record!
You can try more puzzles from Transum here.
There are plenty to try, all are attractively presented and easy to use. Fun to do but these puzzles will help students practise a variety of mathematical skills.
Some of these puzzles would make good lesson starters, for example the Magic Square puzzle or Prime Square.
Note – this has been added to the Puzzles page.
From Coolmath games – a logic game to keep you busy! Can you light up the Christmas tree?
From Coolmath Games – light up the tree!
From Shane Hill, the creator of World Maths Day comes Core Skills for 4 to 10 year olds. This can be played on a PC or tablet and is free all year round.
Find the Factors Puzzles – Iva Sallay
For a puzzle with a difference which requires both logic and multiplication try a Find the Factors puzzle from Iva Sallay on her Find the Factors blog. In this Find the Factors 1-10 puzzle can you place the numbers 1 to 10 in the first row and the first column to make the multiplication table work? Iva Sallay has clearly explained the puzzles here: How to Find the Factors.
New puzzles are published each week, I like the Excel files provided with puzzles of varying levels of difficulty. You will also find many hints and tips in the various posts. See Hooked on Factoring for example, a post giving techniques for solving the puzzles and an Excel file of puzzles.
From usvsth3m, try this very popular game, You Can’t Do Simple Maths Under Pressure!
Can you choose the correct answer before the screen fills with orange?! There are ten levels – the game gets increasingly fast! Skills tested include basic operations and some simple time calculations.
If you master that, then try You Can’t Do Binary Under Pressure!
There is also a similar game for English – You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure.
Think Outside the Flock – Bart Bonte
I really like Bart Bonte’s logic game ‘Think Outside the Flock’. The game is on Math Playground which I know has many games students enjoy; I have added a new Logic page which includes this and other logic games and puzzles.