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Stirling Work

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

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Population Dynamics Collection

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

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Guessing the Graph

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

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

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Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

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Global Warming

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

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

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Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

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Counting Dolphins

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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Real-life Equations

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

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Choose Your Units

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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Stats Statements

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

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Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

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A Question of Scale

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

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?

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Bessel's Equation

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

Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

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Constantly Changing

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

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

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Pdf Stories

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

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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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Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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The Wrong Stats

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

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Bigger or Smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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Time to Evolve 2

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

How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

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Building Approximations for Sin(x)

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

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

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Over-booking

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

The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?

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Scale Invariance

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

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

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Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

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Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

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Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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Aim High

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

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Ball Bearings

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.

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Pdf Matcher

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which pdfs match the curves?

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Crystal Symmetry

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

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Epidemic Modelling

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

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.

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Investigating the Dilution Series

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

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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Electric Kettle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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Polygon Walk

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

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Transformations for 10

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

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Square Pair

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.

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Cross with the Scalar Product

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

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Fix Me or Crush Me

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

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Debt Race

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

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Vector Walk

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

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

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Air Routes

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Brimful 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

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Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

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Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

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Root Hunter

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

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Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

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Reaction Rates

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

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Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

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More or Less?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?