Professional Development

Probability in School

This video looks at probability: the ways it’s considered by mathematicians, its purpose – as a discipline and in school – and how we can move pupils from an intuitive but immature understanding of chance to a more nuanced, formal, mathematical understanding. Along the way, we consider the main representations used in school probability and how we can connect them together a little more.

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About Jemma Sherwood

Jemma Sherwood is a mathematics teacher and Senior Lead Practitioner for the Ormiston Academies Trust and sits on the Council of the Mathematical Association. She has been teaching mathematics since 2004, writes for magazines, guests on podcasts and is the author of revision workbooks and How to Enhance Your Mathematics Subject Knowledge: Number and Algebra for Secondary Teachers.

Ages: Secondary