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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
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?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
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 behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
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?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?