Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .
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.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
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 biological contexts.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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?
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.
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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.
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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.
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.