Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
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.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.