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### Scientific Curves

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Back Fitter

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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?

### Population Dynamics Collection

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This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

### What's That Graph?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Curve Fitter 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Time to Evolve 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Production Equation

##### Stage: 5 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?

### The Wrong Stats

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Pdf Stories

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Over-booking

##### Stage: 5 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?

### Ball Bearings

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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.

### Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

### Crystal Symmetry

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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

### Stirling Work

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

### Cross with the Scalar Product

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Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

### Fix Me or Crush Me

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

### Vector Walk

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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

### Approximately Certain

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Gym Bag

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

### Immersion

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

### Pdf Matcher

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves?

### Perspective Drawing

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Elastic Maths

##### Stage: 4 and 5

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.

### Transformations for 10

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Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Stage: 4 and 5 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.

### How Do You React?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Fill Me up Too

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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?

### Guessing the Graph

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

### Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

### Square Pair

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

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Matrix Meaning

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Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

### Nine Eigen

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

### Aim High

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

### Robot Camera

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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Polygon Walk

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Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Reaction Rates

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Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

### Scale Invariance

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Root Hunter

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In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

### The Monte Carlo Method

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Estimate areas using random grids