Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

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?

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

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.

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?

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

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 you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

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. . . .

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

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. . . .

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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?

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.