A frustrated student
Do you remember that question about sweets?

A controversial question

In the UK in 2015, a probability question in a GCSE examination paper made front page news.

Read this article that describes the question and the controversy that it caused.


You will be able to discuss the question itself in detail in the next step.

For now, we would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who had students sitting this exam.

  • How did they react to the question?

For those of you whose students haven’t encountered this question, do you have any examples of similarly controversial questions that you’d like to share?

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Teaching Probability

Cambridge University Press