Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?

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?

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?

Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.

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

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

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

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

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

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

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

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

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

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

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.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

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