Last updated 19th July 2017
Copyright Hugh Nightingale 2014-2017


New task added: Cricket 1 Rules Full and Passer Rating tasks upgraded

 ​15th March 2017:

 At last I've finished the 256-game statistics and verified them, although  there is bound to be the odd rouge type here and there...

 Now need to turn attention to the puzzles again.

 I am always please to receive feedback from users of the website.

​ 18th March 2017...three errors found pertaining to penalties corrected

 19th April 2017. Omissions within Analysis 5 corrected

 25th April 2017. Strange things can happen with distribution and  chance. For example 2MW had not generated a muffed punt in ages

 26th April 2017. I believe I am nearly in a position to provide additional  penalty statistics based on the 256-Game moving average that are  consistent for generation

 26th May 2017. Recent puzzles added: Ask A Policeman, Analysis 6 and  Assignment 1

 26th June 2017. Recent puzzles added: Quarterback Rating 1, 2 and 3

 4th July 2017. Important unscheduled update to Full Rules (17.072) as  it is mathematically possible for PP in the second half to apply under  both the score deficit/Downs criteria as well as Back-to-Back

2MW... Making a Difference with Numbers

2MW has had visits from 47 countries

Take a look on the Educational Downloads Page for a system you can use to randomise the selection of data for your own calculations from published tables

Numberslike Walkies,

are Fun

Did you know that one seventh is just over 14% (0.14) and that one fourteenth is just over 7% (0.07) and they both share the same digits in their recurring decimals?

Puzzles based on the Grand National will be updated separately on the "Betting Odds" page and will also be included as  pdfs on the "Puzzles" page

Hits on this website (according to Go Daddy) have been recorded from:

Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Kosovo, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Slovakia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam

Congratulations to the New England Patriots

Winners of Superbowl LI

The latest puzzle.. This and all previous tasks may be downloaded as pdfs on the Puzzles sub-page under Education

 Cricket 1

 “What an amazing game” exclaimed Peter! “Scores were exactly level at 334 on first  innings in the game at Edgbaston between Warwickshire and Middlesex and then  Middlesex got home with just one wicket to spare.”

 “Yes, it’s more obviously a close one when the deficit is a run or two at the end but I  agree that’s quite something. There’s all sort of statistics we can glean from this contest  but for now let’s just focus on the Middlesex bowling attack” replied Jennie.

 “And I’ve just noticed both teams reached 302 at close of play for the first two days...and  324 conceded off bat, no-balls and wides” he added.

 “Middlesex used six bowlers in the same order. I’ll label them A to F for now” said Jennie.  “The stats are given in order Overs-Maidens-Runs-Wickets so the first thing we need to  do is to combine the two innings”

 First:         A: 28-3-85-3       B: 25-3-81-2       C: 22-1-86-2

                 D: 19-6-38-2      E: 10-2-33-1       F: 1-0-1-0

 Second:     A: 18-3-58-1       B: 15.4-2-59-5    C: 10-0-46-1

                 D: 9-2-26-1        E: 7-1-17-0         F: 10-0-25-2

 “Handy” stated Peter. “Only one incomplete over and that was four balls so we count that  as 0.67 of an over. We’ll work out the totals as you’ve said and can work out the average  per innings for all six. Each bowler took at least one wicket so we can work out their  bowling averages and then economy rate per over for the match – that’s runs conceded  per over.”

 “Another stat we can work out are the maiden overs per completed over, and for this we  disregard E’s four balls.”

 “One thing has always made me wonder about four day cricket” concluded Peter. “And  what’s that” quizzed Jennie? “In concluded matches where one bowler, and one bowler  only, takes five or more wickets in an innings, what is the win percentage for his team?    That, however, will have to wait another day.”

Welcome to 2MW - this project is all about numbers

It is time to make numeracy your number one personal goal for the future

Dedicated to helping to end innumeracy within a generation - worldwide

The Globalisation of Numbers

Don't curl up in the pocket under Center just because you have struggled to cope with numbers in the past..
Let's all work together as a team to reach The Two Minute Warning in the battle against Innumeracy - worldwide

Thank you for visiting this website

 All drawings are Copyright Rebecca Helen Nightingale

According to Go Daddy daily data

​2MW is helping you to understand numbers by

Perserverance with Numbers


It is with regret that I have decided to shut down  this website at least temporarily from about the  7th August 2017.

 Traffic has been declining in recent months. This  coupled with a lack of interest in the 2MW Game  as well as the statistics and puzzles means that it  is simply not viable to keep it running in its  present format.

 Thank you



Have a guess at which fraction that you think is the greater... 24/41 or 17/29 ? Then work out the answer.

It is quite amazing, considering three of the four numbers are prime...

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Two Minute Warning

My Mission Statement, and the goal of this website is:

"To raise awareness of, promote interest in, and maintain importance of good numeracy skills in everyday life whatever your age."

Adjacent are some scanned images of the American Football game that I have developed, inspired by my interest in the sport and love of numbers.

This game, its analysis, and other puzzles I have created are designed to help you improve your numeracy and confidence in handling numbers.

If you feel that you can buy a first edition of the commercial set, that would be great, or if you have any questions you want to ask me, or have any matters to raise about anything on this website, then please go to the Contacts page. Bespoke mugs are also available.

The cards, which are plastic-coated, have been professionally printed by a leading international publisher who specialises in playing card and game card printing.  With care a set will last for many games and generate plenty of statistics to practice your arithmetic and mathematics.

​An introduction can be found on the sub-menu About page together with an outline of the 2MW American Football game.

The game has its own dedicated main page with an Introduction and other background information 2MW Game together with a growing array of Adobe files that you can download from rules to scoresheets.  There are two sub-pages: versions of the Rules and some other useful files along with elements from a sample game can be found under 2MW Downloads​ whilst 2MW Statistics​ is loaded with just  that!  Here you can find plenty of information on statistical analysis, including detailed charts providing data generated from 256 experimental and trial games, that you can use for many aspects of numeracy covered by...

Education Downloads that features some number handling information that you might like to consider with an emphasis on the type of data opportunities that the Game offers.  Still under development, this includes topics from basic number calculations and fractions to arithmetic means and probability, to give help with numbers for all.  A section on this page called Learning with Dice​ is an easy and fun way to learn about numbers, whilst on a sub-page called Puzzles can be found a range of topics that have previously featured on the Home​ page.

Projects is a front-page for just that. There's a sub-page for Betting Odds​, which explains how bookmakers make a profit, using ratios and a facility called the Overround.  A second is called NFL Teams where you can find Bex's cartoon reproduced for each team's colours, a third, the RGB Basic Colour Guide, explains and illustrates how RGB colours are expressed digitally including a number of charts whilst the fourth looks at Athletics: the Heptathlon and Decathlon scoring systems and charts.