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Maths Filler

Age 11 to 14
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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Fill Me up Too

Age 14 to 16
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In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?

Maths Filler 2

Age 14 to 16
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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Triathlon and Fitness

Age 11 to 14
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The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

Immersion

Age 14 to 16
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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Mixing Lemonade

Age 11 to 14
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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Toad in the Hole

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16
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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Efficient Packing

Age 14 to 16
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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Pinhole Camera

Age 11 to 14
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Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Place Your Orders

Age 11 to 14
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Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Gym Bag

Age 11 to 16
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Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Chocolate Cake

Age 11 to 14
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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Make Your Own Pencil Case

Age 11 to 14
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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Stadium Sightline

Age 14 to 18
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How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Air Nets

Age 7 to 18
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Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Speedy Sidney

Age 11 to 14
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Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .

Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16
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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Fill Me Up

Age 11 to 14
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Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Nutrition and Cycling

Age 14 to 16
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Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Far Horizon

Age 14 to 16
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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Temperature

Age 11 to 14
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Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Age 11 to 18

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16
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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16
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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16
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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Olympic Records

Age 11 to 14
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Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

3D Drawing

Age 11 to 16

The design technology curriculum requires students to be able to represent 3-dimensional objects on paper. This article introduces some of the mathematical ideas which underlie such methods.

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Elastic Maths

Age 14 to 18

How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.

How Would You Score It?

Age 11 to 14
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Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Data Matching

Age 14 to 18
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Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16
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Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Isometric Drawing

Age 11 to 14
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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Olympic Measures

Age 11 to 14
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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16
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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Food Chains

Age 11 to 14
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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Track Design

Age 14 to 16
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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16
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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16
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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18
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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18
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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18
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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16
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Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

Who's the Best?

Age 11 to 14
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Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16
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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16
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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16
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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.