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### Mystery Procedure

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### Operating Machines

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What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?

### Pdf Matcher

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves?

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Dangerous Driver?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

### Bessel's Equation

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

### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Efficient Packing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Real-life Equations

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Crystal Symmetry

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

### Constantly Changing

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

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Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

### Track Design

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

### Construct the Solar System

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### Population Dynamics Collection

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

### Stirling Work

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

### Transformations for 10

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

### Square Pair

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

### Stats Statements

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

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Building Approximations for Sin(x)

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Build up the concept of the Taylor series

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

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

### Electric Kettle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Root Hunter

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Scale Invariance

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

### Debt Race

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Reaction Rates

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### How Do You React?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

### Vector Walk

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

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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. . . .

### Back Fitter

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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?

### 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.

### Alternative Record Book

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

### Fix Me or Crush Me

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

### Scientific Curves

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Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Pdf Stories

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Fill Me up Too

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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?

### Guessing the Graph

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

### Air Routes

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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.

### Over-booking

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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?

### Polygon Walk

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

### Approximately Certain

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size