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Transformations for 10

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

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.

Nine Eigen

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

Square Pair

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

Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Fix Me or Crush Me

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

Matrix Meaning

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

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

Pdf Stories

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

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.

Operating Machines

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

Vector Walk

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

Ball Bearings

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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.

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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.

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

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.

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. . . .

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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

Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

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.

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.

Scientific Curves

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

Polygon Walk

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

Carbon Footprints

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

Perfect Eclipse

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

Stirling Work

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

How Do You React?

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

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?

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?

Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

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.

What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

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

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

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

Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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?

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?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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.

Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

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.

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?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Global Warming

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?