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### Crystal Symmetry

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

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

### 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.

### Vector Walk

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

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

### 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?

### Brimful 2

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

Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

### Brimful

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

Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

### More or Less?

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

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### Efficient Packing

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

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Counting Dolphins

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

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### Integration Matcher

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

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

### 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.

### Scientific Curves

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

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

### How Do You React?

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

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

### 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.

### 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?

### Air Nets

##### Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

### Nine Eigen

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

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

### Matrix Meaning

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

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

### 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.

### Transformations for 10

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

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

### Square Pair

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

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

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

### Pdf Matcher

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

Which pdfs match the curves?

### Debt Race

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

Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

### Root Hunter

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

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

### Biology Measurement Challenge

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

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

### What's That Graph?

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

Can you work out which processes are represented by 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. . . .

### Aim High

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

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

### 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?

### Differential Equation Matcher

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

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

### 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?

### 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.

### 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?

### Genetics

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

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Pdf Stories

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

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

### Ball Bearings

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

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.

### Air Routes

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

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.

### Spherical Triangles on Very Big Spheres

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

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.

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

### Curve Fitter 2

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

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

### Global Warming

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

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Perspective Drawing

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

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Age 11 to 18

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

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

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

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

### Bessel's Equation

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

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

### 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?

### Dangerous Driver?

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

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

### The Monte Carlo Method

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

Estimate areas using random grids

### Investigating the Dilution Series

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

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?