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### The Wrong Stats

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

### Aim High

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

### Data Matching

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

### The Monte Carlo Method

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Estimate areas using random grids

### Odd One Out

##### Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level:

In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?

### Alternative Record Book

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

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

### Scale Invariance

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

### Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Epidemic Modelling

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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.

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

### Stats Statements

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

### Investigating Epidemics

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

### 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?

### Nutrition and Cycling

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

### Transformations for 10

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

### Polygon Walk

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

### Scientific Curves

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

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Cross with the Scalar Product

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

### Back Fitter

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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?

### Approximately Certain

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

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

### Constantly Changing

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

### Fix Me or Crush Me

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

### Vector Walk

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

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

### Stirling Work

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Square Pair

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

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

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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. . . .

### Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Perspective Drawing

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

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Gym Bag

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

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

### Track Design

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Guessing the Graph

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

### Fill Me up Too

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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?

### Pdf Stories

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Nine Eigen

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

### 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...

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Designing Table Mats

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

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

### What's That Graph?

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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

### Matrix Meaning

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

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

### Root Hunter

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In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.