# Resources tagged with: Maths Supporting SET

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### Quorum-sensing

##### Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Approximately Certain

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Reaction Rates

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Counting Dolphins

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Global Warming

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### 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.

### Pdf Matcher

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which pdfs match the curves?

### Bigger or Smaller?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### More or Less?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### 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.

### Debt Race

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Bessel's Equation

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Building Approximations for Sin(x)

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

### 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?

### 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.

### 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.

### Biology Measurement Challenge

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Dangerous Driver?

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

### Brimful

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

### Pdf Stories

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### The Wrong Stats

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Differential Equation Matcher

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

### What's That Graph?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### A Question of Scale

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

### Equation Matcher

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you match these equations to these graphs?

### Electric Kettle

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Stats Statements

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Construct the Solar System

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Age 11 to 18

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

### 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.

### 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?

### Fill Me up Too

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

### Genetics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Square Pair

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Alternative Record Book

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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