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Efficient Packing

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Air Nets

Age 7 to 18Challenge Level

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

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Age 11 to 18

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

Temperature

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

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?

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

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

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

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.

Pinhole Camera

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

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

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

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

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

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

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Construct the Solar System

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

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

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?

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Who's the Best?

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Speedy Sidney

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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. . . .

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

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?

Data Matching

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

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

Olympic Records

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Triathlon and Fitness

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Nutrition and Cycling

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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?

How Would You Score It?

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

David and Goliath

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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?

Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Isometric Drawing

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

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.

Food Chains

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Track Design

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

Chocolate Cake

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Maths Filler

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Fill Me up Too

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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?

Immersion

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

Olympic Measures

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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