Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Estimate areas using random grids
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
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?
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?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?