Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true?
Or it is impossible to say?
Estimate areas using random grids
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss
at harvest time?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations
with this non-linear differential equation
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
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.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
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.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?