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Big and Small Numbers in Physics - Group Task

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

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The Not-so-simple Pendulum 1

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

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

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Cobalt Decay

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

Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

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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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Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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Branching Processes and Extinction

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

An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

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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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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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Time to Evolve

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?

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What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

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

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

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Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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More or Less?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

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Biology Measurement Challenge

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

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

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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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Power Countdown

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.

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The Unmultiply Game

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

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Using the Haemocytometer

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

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Growing

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

Which is larger: (a) 1.000001^{1000000} or 2? (b) 100^{300} or 300! (i.e.factorial 300)