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Integration Matcher

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Over-booking

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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?

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Population Dynamics Collection

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Scientific Curves

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Ball Bearings

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Differential Equation Matcher

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

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The Wrong Stats

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Pdf Stories

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Brimful 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

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Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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Curve Fitter 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

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Time to Evolve 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Bessel's Equation

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

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Dangerous Driver?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

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Operating Machines

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Constantly Changing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Guessing the Graph

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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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.

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Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

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

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Fill Me up Too

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

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Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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Back Fitter

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Real-life Equations

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Stirling Work

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Global Warming

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

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Bigger or Smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

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Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Scale Invariance

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Building Approximations for Sin(x)

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

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Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

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The Monte Carlo Method

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Estimate areas using random grids

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Choose Your Units

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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Gym Bag

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Genetics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

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Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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How Do You React?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Nine Eigen

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

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Polygon Walk

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Spherical Triangles on Very Big Spheres

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

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Transformations for 10

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Square Pair

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Matrix Meaning

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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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Air Routes

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Stadium Sightline

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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