Catalyst - How to Be Lucky, The Maths of Chance

Do you know how heavy Uluru is? From the ground up? Lily Serna thinks you do – and what’s more, she needs you and everyone you know to estimate the weight of the iconic rock. In the end the number trail leads her to an answer you couldn’t have guessed – even though she hopes you did.

In this Catalyst, Lily delves into the world of luck. From sharing birthdays to winning at blackjack; playing Aussie rules football to planning air sea rescues, she discovers that what can often seem like chance is in fact probability at play. Because in the heart of what we think of as luck there’s something mysterious happening. Even when it appears impossible, it’s not magic – it’s maths!

Lily will show us how by understanding the maths of luck, you can put the odds in your favour.


This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

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57 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $88
Home $88

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