Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in
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 match these equations to these graphs?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between
its turning points?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of
the Taylor expansion.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good
approximation to the factorial function.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability
that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are
closest to the origin.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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 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 meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of
some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.