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?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
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.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?