Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
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?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
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.