What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Is this eco-system sustainable?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
How does shape relate to function in the natural world?
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
I need a figure for the fish population in a lake, how does it help to catch and mark 40 fish ?
What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
This article explores how researchers in disease dynamics are using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates.
How do scientists or mathematicians estimate the size of a population of wild animals?
The human genome is represented by a string of around 3 billion letters. To deal with such large numbers, genome sequencing relies on clever algorithms. This article investigates.