In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Estimate areas using random grids
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
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.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature