Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
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.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
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.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
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?
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?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
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?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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.
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.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?