Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the
target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight
that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Start with two numbers. This is the start of a sequence. The next
number is the average of the last two numbers. Continue the
sequence. What will happen if you carry on for ever?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
There are four unknown numbers. The mean of the first two numbers
is 4, and the mean of the first three numbers is 9. The mean of all
four numbers is 15. If one of the four numbers was 2, what were. . . .
We use statistics to give ourselves an informed view on a subject of interest. This problem explores how to scale countries on a map to represent characteristics other than land area.
Here is the solution to a toughnut that has been solved recently.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.