# Resources tagged with: Real world

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Real world

### Roasting Old Chestnuts 4

##### Age 11 to 16

For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and percentages.

### Where Am I?

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

From the information you are asked to work out where the picture was taken. Is there too much information? How accurate can your answer be?

### More on Mazes

##### Age 7 to 14

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

### Guessing the Graph

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

### Physnrich

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

### A Brief History of Time Measurement

##### Age 11 to 18

Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of humanity's need to measure things.

### Chemnrich

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

chemNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of chemistry, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your study. . . .

### Carbon Footprints

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

### Bent Out of Shape

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

An introduction to bond angle geometry.

### Far Horizon

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

### Make Your Own Pencil Case

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

### Straw Scaffold

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

### Performing Beyond Expectations - Using Sport to Motivate Students in Mathematics Lessons

##### Age 7 to 16

In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.

### Observing the Sun and the Moon

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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.

### Decathlon: the Art of Scoring Points

##### Age 14 to 18

How do decisions about scoring affect who wins a combined event such as the decathlon?

### May the Best Person Win

##### Age 5 to 16

How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?

### Gym Bag

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

### Cool as Ice

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

### Bionrich

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

### Olympic Records

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

### Fill Me Up

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

### Turning the Place Over

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

### There and Back Again

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Bilbo goes on an adventure, before arriving back home. Using the information given about his journey, can you work out where Bilbo lives?

### Parallel Parking

##### Age 14 to 16

Scientist Bryan Rickett has a vision of the future - and it is one in which self-parking cars prowl the tarmac plains, hunting down suitable parking spots and manoeuvring elegantly into them.

### Tournament Scheduling

##### Age 11 to 16

Scheduling games is a little more challenging than one might desire. Here are some tournament formats that sport schedulers use.

### The Codabar Check

##### Age 11 to 14

This article explains how credit card numbers are defined and the check digit serves to verify their accuracy.

### Mathematical Patchwork

##### Age 7 to 14

Jenny Murray describes the mathematical processes behind making patchwork in this article for students.

### Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

##### Age 5 to 18Challenge Level

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

### A Method of Defining Coefficients in the Equations of Chemical Reactions

##### Age 14 to 18

A simple method of defining the coefficients in the equations of chemical reactions with the help of a system of linear algebraic equations.

### Food Web

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Is this eco-system sustainable?