Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Is this eco-system sustainable?
What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
How does shape relate to function in the natural world?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
Create a symmetrical fabric design based on a flower motif - and realise it in Logo.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?