stemNRICH - Applied Mathematics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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Welcome to the Mathematics section of stemNRICH - secondary. This contains mathematical activities for students aged 11-16 designed to complement and enhance the study of science and technology at secondary school. For more advanced activies, see the core scientific mathematics and advanced scientific mathematics sections of stemNRICH.

STATUS Style Use in Yrs Question Description
Stage 3
DRAFT . M|S 7-11 Certainly approximate Can you rank these curious physical quantities in order of size?
DRAFT . . . Lining up for line graphs .
DRAFT . . . Fill me up See how quickly the level of liquid rises in these vessels.
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PUBLISHED . . . Reaction timer This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction. 
Stage 4
DRAFT . M|S 11 Get in line Link together the physical processes with their equation and graphs. Discuss the mathematical modelling assumptions made.
DRAFT . M . Speedo What can we know for certain about a car journey where we infrequently looked at the speedometer?
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PUBLISHED . . . Guessing the graph Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from? 
PUBLISHED . . . How do you react? To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling... 
PUBLISHED . M . Mach attack  Think about breaking the sound barrier.
DRAFT . M . David and Goliath Can you find the relationship between strength and size from this data taken from weightlifting?
Mixed stage 3/4 science/maths
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