Engineers design, make and test things to see how they can be improved and made fit for purpose. Try some of these ideas, and see how maths can help.
A simple robot to make, plus robots in everyday life to investigate.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?
Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water
Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.
The Velodrome was one of the most striking buildings in the London 2012 Olympic Park. This article explores how mathematics helped design the iconic building and its track.