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### Influenza Virus: It's All in the Packaging

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This article explores how researchers in disease dynamics are using mathematics to understand how the influenza virus replicates.

### Solving the Genome Puzzle

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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.

### Capture and Recapture

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How do scientists or mathematicians estimate the size of a population of wild animals?

### Terrariums

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Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.

### Investigating Epidemics

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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

### Bird Watch

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Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

### Food Chains

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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

### Food Web

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Is this eco-system sustainable?

### Robot Camera

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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Biology Measurement Challenge

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

### Maths Is Everywhere!

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Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?

### Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Like Father Like Son

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What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?

### Using the Haemocytometer

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Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

### Natural Shapes

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How does shape relate to function in the natural world?

### Time to Evolve

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How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?

### Bio Graphs

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What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

### Counting Fish

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I need a figure for the fish population in a lake, how does it help to catch and mark 40 fish ?