Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
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?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between
its turning points?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
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?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action
of a matrix.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices
with these 10 individual problems.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?