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