Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Estimate areas using random grids
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
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?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?