Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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.
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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?