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### Genetics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### Time to Evolve 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### The Wrong Stats

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Data Matching

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Stats Statements

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

### The Monte Carlo Method

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate areas using random grids

### Aim High

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Scale Invariance

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics Collection

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Real-life Equations

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Efficient Packing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Guessing the Graph

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

### Ball Bearings

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### Pdf Stories

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Carbon Footprints

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

### Gym Bag

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Far Horizon

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

### Air Routes

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### Elastic Maths

##### Stage: 4 and 5

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.

### Production Equation

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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

### Over-booking

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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?

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Square Pair

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Transformations for 10

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Fix Me or Crush Me

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Stirling Work

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Constantly Changing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Vector Walk

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Matrix Meaning

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Scientific Curves

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Cross with the Scalar Product

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Polygon Walk

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Mystery Procedure

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Maths Filler

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Air Nets

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Perspective Drawing

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Witch's Hat

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Fill Me up Too

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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 Do You React?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Construct the Solar System

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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