Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its
stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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.
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.
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?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight
path from London to Sydney.
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?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
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.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Which pdfs match the curves?
If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.