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

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

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

Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

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

Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.

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

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

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

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

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

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

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

Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.

The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?

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.

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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

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?

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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

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?

Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

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

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

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

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

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.