The Prize Winning 1990s

National Statistics Prize winners, twice over

By Kathryn Betts

National Statistics Prize, 1991

The children from class 6 (pictured below) won £350 for the school for their entry entitled, "Crossing the Road More by Judgement Than Luck".

Photo:Children from class 6, with their winning entry

Children from class 6, with their winning entry

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School


National Statistics Prize, 1995

The 24 children in Bob Neale’s class won £350 for the school and each received a calculator when they won first prize in a competition for primary schools run by the Centre of Statistical Education at Sheffield University.

The 10 and 11-year olds worked on an investigation of probability and chance.  Mrs Brown, the headteacher, said, “In the project they looked at dog racing, horse racing and the football pools and proved that whatever you did the probability is you lose.” 

 

Photo:The children from class 6 with their prizes

The children from class 6 with their prizes

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School



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