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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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. . . .

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

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?

Fifth 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!

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

A brief video explaining the idea of a mathematical knot.

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.

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

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

How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation.

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

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.

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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?

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

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. . . .