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Data Matching

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Time to Evolve 2

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

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David and Goliath

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

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Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

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Epidemic Modelling

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

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Aim High

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Odd One Out

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?

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Stats Statements

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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The Monte Carlo Method

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Estimate areas using random grids

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Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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Over-booking

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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?

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Square Pair

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Back Fitter

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

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Matrix Meaning

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Nine Eigen

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

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Transformations for 10

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Polygon Walk

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Cross with the Scalar Product

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Fix Me or Crush Me

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Pdf Stories

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Crystal Symmetry

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

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Scientific Curves

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

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Stirling Work

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Age 11 to 18

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

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What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Elastic Maths

Age 14 to 18

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.

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Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Age 11 to 18

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. . . .

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Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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Gym Bag

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

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Air Nets

Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

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Track Design

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Stadium Sightline

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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Operating Machines

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Genetics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

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Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

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What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Fill Me up Too

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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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Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Population Dynamics Collection

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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Pdf Matcher

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves?