Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.