Resources tagged with: Maths Supporting SET

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Root Hunter

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.

Debt Race

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

Pdf Matcher

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves?

Crystal Symmetry

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Transformations for 10

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 18 Challenge 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?

Brimful 2

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?

Square Pair

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.

Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Building Approximations for Sin(x)

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

Stirling Work

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

Bessel's Equation

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

Real-life Equations

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Quorum-sensing

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Population Dynamics Collection

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Integration Matcher

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?

Nine Eigen

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.

Aim High

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Scientific Curves

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

Brimful

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

Reaction Rates

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

Cross with the Scalar Product

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.

Fix Me or Crush Me

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

Differential Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Spherical Triangles on Very Big Spheres

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Shows that Pythagoras for Spherical Triangles reduces to Pythagoras's Theorem in the plane when the triangles are small relative to the radius of the sphere.

Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you match these equations to these graphs?

Matrix Meaning

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

The Wrong Stats

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

Polygon Walk

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Scale Invariance

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

Pdf Stories

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

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.

Stats Statements

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?