Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single
straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the
first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size