Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple simulation game to investigate the properties of such systems.
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Sea ice covers around 7% of the surface of our planet. This article explores how researchers use mathematical models to study the changes taking place in the polar seas and how these might affect the global climate.