Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its
stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
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.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight
path from London to Sydney.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?