Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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. . . .
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 suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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. . . .
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?