Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
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.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
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?
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.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
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?
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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 of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Estimate areas using random grids
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?