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Time to Evolve 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

Stats Statements

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

Genetics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

The Monte Carlo Method

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate areas using random grids

Root Hunter

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

Data Matching

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

Crystal Symmetry

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Counting Dolphins

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Debt Race

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

Pdf Matcher

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves?

Aim High

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Polygon Walk

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

Cross with the Scalar Product

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

Fix Me or Crush Me

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

Vector Walk

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Scientific Curves

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

Stirling Work

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

The Wrong Stats

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Constantly Changing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Back Fitter

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

Transformations for 10

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Guessing the Graph

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Fill Me up Too

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Gym Bag

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Investigating the Dilution Series

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

What's That Graph?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Immersion

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Nine Eigen

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

Matrix Meaning

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

Pdf Stories

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

Population Dynamics Collection

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

How Do You React?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Square Pair

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.

Global Warming

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Differential Equation Matcher

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Odd One Out

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level:

In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?

Production Equation

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

Scale Invariance

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.