The Velodrome was one of the most striking buildings in the London 2012 Olympic Park. This article explores how mathematics helped design the iconic building and its track.
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.
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
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?
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.
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.
Creating a schedule to cook a meal consisting of two different recipes, plus rice.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
How does shape relate to function in the natural world?
What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?