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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.

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

In four years 2001 to 2004 Arsenal have been drawn against Chelsea in the FA cup and have beaten Chelsea every time. What was the probability of this? Lots of fractions in the calculations!

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. . . .

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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.

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.

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

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

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

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

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. . . .

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

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

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

To win on a scratch card you have to uncover three numbers that add up to more than fifteen. What is the probability of winning a prize?

This article explains the concepts involved in scientific mathematical computing. It will be very useful and interesting to anyone interested in computer programming or mathematics.

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

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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.

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.

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

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

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. . . .

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

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. . . .

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. . . .