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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?

Perfect Eclipse

Age 14 to 16
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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Polygon Walk

Age 16 to 18
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Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

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.

Counting Dolphins

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

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?

Bessel's Equation

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

Dangerous Driver?

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

What's That Graph?

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

Brimful

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

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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

Global Warming

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

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.

Efficient Packing

Age 14 to 16
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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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

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.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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

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

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?

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.

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.

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18
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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Matrix Meaning

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

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?

Equation Matcher

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

Choose Your Units

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

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.

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16
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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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.

Ball Bearings

Age 16 to 18
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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.

Track Design

Age 14 to 16
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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Flight Path

Age 16 to 18
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Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.

Building Approximations for Sin(x)

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

Spherical Triangles on Very Big Spheres

Age 16 to 18
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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.

Differential Equation Matcher

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

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.

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.

Reaction Rates

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

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?

Bigger or Smaller?

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

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.

More or Less?

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

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?

Transformations for 10

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 stimulating questions.

3D Drawing

Age 11 to 16

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.

Nine Eigen

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

Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16
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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.