Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
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?
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?