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Dangerous Driver?

Age 16 to 18
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Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

Population Dynamics Collection

Age 16 to 18
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This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16
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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18
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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Age 16 to 18
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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Reaction Rates

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

Pdf Stories

Age 16 to 18
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Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

Stirling Work

Age 16 to 18
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See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16
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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16
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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16
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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
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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Real-life Equations

Age 16 to 18
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Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16
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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16
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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

The Wrong Stats

Age 16 to 18
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Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

Construct the Solar System

Age 14 to 18
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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Scale Invariance

Age 16 to 18
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By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

Bessel's Equation

Age 16 to 18
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Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

Quorum-sensing

Age 16 to 18 Short
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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16
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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Crystal Symmetry

Age 16 to 18
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Use vectors and matrices to explore the symmetries of crystals.

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 18
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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?

Far Horizon

Age 14 to 16
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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18
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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Over-booking

Age 16 to 18
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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?

Building Approximations for Sin(x)

Age 16 to 18
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Build up the concept of the Taylor series

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16
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Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Brimful

Age 16 to 18
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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

Age 16 to 18
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Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

Pdf Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Which pdfs match the curves?

Differential Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

Debt Race

Age 16 to 18
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Who will be the first investor to pay off their debt?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Age 11 to 18

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

Stats Statements

Age 16 to 18
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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
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

What Do Functions Do for Tiny X?

Age 16 to 18
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Looking at small values of functions. Motivating the existence of the Taylor expansion.

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.

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16
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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16
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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Can you match these equations to these graphs?

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Scientific Curves

Age 16 to 18
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Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16
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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18
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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16
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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16
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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Nine Eigen

Age 16 to 18
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Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.