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