Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.
Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.
Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation