Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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. . . .
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?
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.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
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.
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 suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
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?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size