Can you match these equations to these graphs?
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
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?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Estimate areas using random grids
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true?
Or it is impossible to say?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between
its turning points?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss
at harvest time?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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...
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
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.
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. . . .
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?