What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?

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

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?

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

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

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

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

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

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

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

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

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.

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?

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

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

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

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

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

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

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

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.

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

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

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.

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

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

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

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?

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.