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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Mathematical modelling

### Snooker

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Fixing the Odds

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### FA Cup

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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!

### Time to Evolve 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### The Wrong Stats

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Twenty20

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

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

### The Mean Game

##### Stage: 5

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.

### Scratch Cards

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Predator - Prey Systems

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

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

### An Introduction to Computer Programming and Mathematics

##### Stage: 5

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.

### Rocking Chairs, Railway Games and Rayboxes

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

### Population Dynamics Collection

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

### Model Solutions

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

### In Constantly Passing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Stringing it Out

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the transformations and comment on what you find.

### 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?

### Stemnrich - the Physical World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Ecology Using Probability

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics - Part 1

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics - Part 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics - Part 3

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics - Part 5

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Branching Processes and Extinction

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics - Part 6

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Pdf Stories

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Population Dynamics - Part 4

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Spinners

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each other?

### Escalator

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Cushion Ball

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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?

### 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. . . .

### Concrete Calculation

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Over-booking

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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?

### The Use of Mathematics in Computer Games

##### Stage: 5

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

### Impuzzable

##### Stage: 5

This is about a fiendishly difficult jigsaw and how to solve it using a computer program.

### Shaping the Universe III - to Infinity and Beyond

##### Stage: 3 and 4

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

### Ball Bearings

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### Dam Busters 1

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### What's a Knot?

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

A brief video explaining the idea of a mathematical knot.

### Drawing Doodles and Naming Knots

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

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

### Circuit Training

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

### Maximum Flow

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Chocolate 2010

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?