Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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.
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.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature