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Data Matching

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

Aim High

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

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. . . .

Time to Evolve 2

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

Who's the Best?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Operating Machines

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What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?

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.

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.

Air Nets

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Ball Bearings

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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.

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

The Monte Carlo Method

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Estimate areas using random grids

Population Dynamics Collection

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

Pdf Stories

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

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Brimful

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

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?

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.

Scientific Curves

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

What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

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Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

Polygon Walk

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

Square Pair

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

Transformations for 10

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

Perfect Eclipse

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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Cross with the Scalar Product

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

Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Carbon Footprints

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Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Gym Bag

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Constantly Changing

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

Stirling Work

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

Fix Me or Crush Me

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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?

Matrix Meaning

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

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Alternative Record Book

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Mystery Procedure

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

What's That Graph?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Witch's Hat

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Back Fitter

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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?

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Robot Camera

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

Nine Eigen

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Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

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?