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### Flight Path

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Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.

### 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.

### Spherical Triangles on Very Big Spheres

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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.

### Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

### Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

### Stirling Work

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

### 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.

### Vector Walk

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

### Cross with the Scalar Product

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

### Polygon Walk

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

### Scientific Curves

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

### Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

### Fix Me or Crush Me

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### The Wrong Stats

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

### Aim High

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

### Pdf Matcher

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Which pdfs match the curves?

### Brimful 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Immersion

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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

### Transformations for 10

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

### 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?

### Nine Eigen

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Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

### Designing Table Mats

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

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

### What's That Graph?

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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

### Alternative Record Book

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

### 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?

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How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

### Track Design

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

### Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

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

### Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Robot Camera

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

### Curve Fitter 2

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Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?

### Matrix Meaning

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Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

### Pdf Stories

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

### 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.

### How Do You React?

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

### Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Square Pair

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

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### 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.

### Data Matching

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Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

### Root Hunter

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

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

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

### Brimful

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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

### Debt Race

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