Explain why, when moving heavy objects on rollers, the object moves twice as fast as the rollers. Try a similar experiment yourself.

First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to eat chocolate. Multiply this number by 2...

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

Third in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

See how differential equations might be used to make a realistic model of a system containing predators and their prey.

Second in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

This article for students introduces the idea of naming knots using numbers. You'll need some paper and something to write with handy!

Edward Wallace based his A Level Statistics Project on The Mean Game. Each picks 2 numbers. The winner is the player who picks a number closest to the mean of all the numbers picked.

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

Fifth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Fourth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

A car is travelling along a dual carriageway at constant speed. Every 3 minutes a bus passes going in the opposite direction, while every 6 minutes a bus passes the car travelling in the same. . . .

Sixth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

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

Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and record your findings in truth tables.

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. . . .

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

First in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

At Holborn underground station there is a very long escalator. Two people are in a hurry and so climb the escalator as it is moving upwards, thus adding their speed to that of the moving steps. . . .

Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

This problem opens a major sequence of activities on the mathematics of population dynamics for advanced students.

A brief video explaining the idea of a mathematical knot.

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.

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

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

The builders have dug a hole in the ground to be filled with concrete for the foundations of our garage. How many cubic metres of ready-mix concrete should the builders order to fill this hole to. . . .

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

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

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

bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .

This is the section of stemNRICH devoted to the advanced applied mathematics underlying the study of the sciences at higher levels

In this article for teachers, Alan Parr looks at ways that mathematics teaching and learning can start from the useful and interesting things can we do with the subject, including. . . .

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

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.

The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.

Bricks are 20cm long and 10cm high. How high could an arch be built without mortar on a flat horizontal surface, to overhang by 1 metre? How big an overhang is it possible to make like this?

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?

You have two bags, four red balls and four white balls. You must put all the balls in the bags although you are allowed to have one bag empty. How should you distribute the balls between the two. . . .

Your school has been left a million pounds in the will of an ex- pupil. What model of investment and spending would you use in order to ensure the best return on the money?

The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?

A player has probability 0.4 of winning a single game. What is his probability of winning a 'best of 15 games' tournament?

Mike and Monisha meet at the race track, which is 400m round. Just to make a point, Mike runs anticlockwise whilst Monisha runs clockwise. Where will they meet on their way around and will they ever. . . .

An account of how mathematics is used in computer games including geometry, vectors, transformations, 3D graphics, graph theory and simulations.

This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.