Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between
its turning points?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
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.
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?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Estimate areas using random grids
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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 simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight
path from London to Sydney.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
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.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
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.
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.