Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.

Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.

Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

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?

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

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

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?

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

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

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

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

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

Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

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.

Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

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

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

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

Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

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?

Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.

The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

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

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?