By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
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?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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 visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
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.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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.
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?