What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Which pdfs match the curves?
Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?
Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
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 design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.