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The below is now out-of-date and could do with a review.

New topic: If a tennis player wins points with probability 95% on their serve, their odds of winning a game from 40:30 up are worse than from love all.


Need to ensure the theme of "Imagination" runs through the entire afternoon.

Main programme

14:00 Introduction
14:05 Rob
14:30 Colin
14:55 Break
15:05 Reconvene
15:10 A Farrago of topics
15:35 Last topic
15:45 Question and Answer
15:55 Closing remarks
16:00 Finish

First
guess

Topic

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?? Win £5 each! [Birthday variant] Calendar
cw Magic, mind-reading
cw needs to remember to prepare this.
Max
cw Win $1million dollars
We didn't have this one.
Pile of money
cw Infinity - not just a number Buzz
cw How big is a sheet of paper? How irrational is that! Paper
cw Number chains: the 3n+1 problem A large chain
cw & re Win a Bunny [monty hall variant] Wile.E.Coyote
cw & re Tower of books and the worm puzzle? Books
cw & re Pizza Pizza
re Magic Shuffle Card
re Tabloid sensation - Benford's Law
We need to be sure they pick data, not prices, etc.
The Sun
re Old Trafford Birthdays Cake
re The Adidas football Football
re Monopoly (where's the best property to buy and why) Monopoly
re Limericks (connection between limericks and fibonacci) Integral

Here's another layout for the topics:

Presenter?
  • Win £5 each! [Birthday variant]

Rob:
  • Tabloid sensation - Benford's Law
  • Old Trafford Birthdays
  • The Adidas football
  • Monopoly (where's the best property to buy and why)
  • Limericks (connection between limericks and fibonacci)
  • The Magic shuffle
Colin:
  • Magic, mind-reading
  • Infinity - not just a number
  • How big is a sheet of paper? How irrational is that!
  • Number chains: the 3n+1 problem
  • Win $1million dollars

Colin or Rob:
  • Win a Bunny [monty hall variant]
  • Tower of books
  • Pizza
    • Where to cut for equal crusts

Introduction - Liz

Rob

Handover option 1: Handover option 2:

Colin

Juggling Finish with

Break

Liz

After the break

Farrago of topics

Structure

Topics

  1. Infinity
  2. Tower of books and the worm puzzle?
  3. "Two for One" Bunny Game
  4. Win £5 each!
  5. Tabloid sensation - Benford's Law
  6. Birthdays at Old Trafford
  7. How big is a sheet of paper?
  8. Number chains: the 3n+1 problem
  9. Magic, mind-reading
  10. Win $1million dollars
  11. School scarf
  12. The Adidas football
  13. Pizza
  14. Limericks (connection between limericks and fibonacci)
  15. Monopoly (where's the best property to buy and why)

Last topic

At 15:35 the last choice is discussed by us.

Question and Answer starts at 15.45 promptly


We discussed how the hand-overs take place, but I've forgotten the details. It might be worth listing them here to make sure we don't lose them.


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