Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?
Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation
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 properties of perspective drawing.
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
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 how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Which pdfs match the curves?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.