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Track Design

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Flower Power

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Create a symmetrical fabric design based on a flower motif - and realise it in Logo.

Cool as Ice

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

Straw Scaffold

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

Toad in the Hole

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?

Isometric Drawing

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Oblique Projection

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of oblique projection.

Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Making Moiré Patterns

Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!

Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Make Your Own Pencil Case

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Flip Your Mat!

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Make Your Own Robot

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A simple robot to make, plus robots in everyday life to investigate.

Troublesome Triangles

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

Tray Bake

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

My recipe is for 12 cakes - how do I change it if I want to make a different number of cakes?

Tom Learns to Cook

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

If Tom wants to learn to cook his favourite supper, he needs to make a schedule so that everything is ready at the same time.

Hmm ... When Should Tom Have Put the Rice on ...

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Creating a schedule to cook a meal consisting of two different recipes, plus rice.

Chocolate Cake

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Helicopters

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

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?

Chopped Dice

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you make a new type of fair die with 14 faces by shaving the corners off a cube?

The Olympic LOGO

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

Can you use LOGO to draw a logo?

Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Stemnrich - Technology

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.

Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Engnrich

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering