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### Integration Matcher

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.

### 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.

### Scientific Curves

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### The Wrong Stats

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

### 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?

### 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?

### Pdf Stories

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Bigger or Smaller?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

### 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?

### 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.

### Bessel's Equation

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

### 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.

### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

### Choose Your Units

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### A Question of Scale

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

### Real-life Equations

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Curve Fitter 2

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?

### The Monte Carlo Method

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Estimate areas using random grids

### Global Warming

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Dangerous Driver?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

### Production Equation

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

### Building Approximations for Sin(x)

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

### 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?

### Approximately Certain

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### 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.

### Scale Invariance

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Age 11 to 18

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

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Vector Walk

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Crystal Symmetry

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

### Perspective Drawing

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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.

### Nine Eigen

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

### What's That Graph?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Mystery Procedure

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### Designing Table Mats

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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. . . .

### 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.

### Construct the Solar System

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### 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?

### Square Pair

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Genetics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.