Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss
at harvest time?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
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. . . .
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.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Estimate areas using random grids
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see
how the two are related.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you
reach on a vector walk?
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 Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?