Mathematics in Science and Technology - May 2011, Stage 4&5

In this month's resources, we explore the ways in which mathematics, science and technology are linked. Skills we use in mathematics, science and technology often give us different perspectives that can help us to solve problems.

Problems

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What's That Graph?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

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Fill Me up Too

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?

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Perfect Eclipse

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

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Weekly Challenge 32: Medicine Half Life

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A weekly challenge concerning the decay of medicines in the body.

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Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

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Mach Attack

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

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Scientific Curves

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

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Drug Stabiliser

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?