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Are we really free to choose?

Are we really free to choose? Copyrighted image Credit: By Famosissimo Biole via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
All day long we have to make choices. Professor Russell Stannard asks if we’re really free to choose.

Debate: The power of three

Debate: The power of three Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2009
Forum member Samantha asked if there was something special about a certain number

Probability compared

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Probability compared Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Nov 2008
You know you'll die. You know you'll probably never win the lottery. We show you some points in between...

Monty Hall problem

Monty Hall problem Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2005
A classic game show conundrum - should you stick with your choice, or change your mind?

Coincidence, correlation and chance

Coincidence, correlation and chance Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Dec 2005
Helen Joyce and Andrew Stickland look at the probability of coincidence, correlation and chance in our everyday lives

The Reality of Risk

The Reality of Risk Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2005
Is it possible to avoid risks altogether, or are we always destined to be playing the odds?

When Is a Risk Not A Risk?

When Is a Risk Not A Risk? Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Aug 2005
Raj Persaud is one of the most successful psychiatrists in the country. He has appeared in numerous programmes and has published many popular...

Risk In The Skies

Risk In The Skies Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2005
Dave Rothery considers the chances of being killed as a result of an asteroid crashing to Earth

Beating The Bookies?

Beating The Bookies? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Jun 2005
The Ever Wondered team gave financial guru Alvin Hall a fiver and sent him off to a greyhound track to explore how you can use numbers to shorten...

OU on the BBC: More or Less - About the Series

OU on the BBC: More or Less - About the Series Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jan 2005
Find out about the BBC/OU's More or Less series, devoted to the powerful, sometimes beautiful, often abused but ever ubiquitous world of numbers