Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?
Can you construct a cubic equation with a certain distance between its turning points?
Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.
Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.
Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Can you match these equations to these graphs?
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?
Build up the concept of the Taylor series
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?
Which of these infinitely deep vessels will eventually full up?
What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which pdfs match the curves?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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 find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Explore the meaning of the scalar and vector cross products and see how the two are related.
Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.
See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.
Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.
In this short problem, try to find the location of the roots of some unusual functions by finding where they change sign.
By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.