First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to eat chocolate. Multiply this number by 2...

This article for students introduces the idea of naming knots using numbers. You'll need some paper and something to write with handy!

The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation.

In this article for teachers, Alan Parr looks at ways that mathematics teaching and learning can start from the useful and interesting things can we do with the subject, including. . . .

This is about a fiendishly difficult jigsaw and how to solve it using a computer program.

How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each other?

Chris is enjoying a swim but needs to get back for lunch. If she can swim at 3 m/s and run at 7m/sec, how far along the bank should she land in order to get back as quickly as possible?

It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?

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.

Explore the transformations and comment on what you find.

How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?

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

See how differential equations might be used to make a realistic model of a system containing predators and their prey.

This is the section of stemNRICH devoted to the advanced applied mathematics underlying the study of the sciences at higher levels

bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

This article explains the concepts involved in scientific mathematical computing. It will be very useful and interesting to anyone interested in computer programming or mathematics.

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

Fourth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Fifth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

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

This problem opens a major sequence of activities on the mathematics of population dynamics for advanced students.

An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

First in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Second in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .

Mike and Monisha meet at the race track, which is 400m round. Just to make a point, Mike runs anticlockwise whilst Monisha runs clockwise. Where will they meet on their way around and will they ever. . . .

Sixth in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

An account of how mathematics is used in computer games including geometry, vectors, transformations, 3D graphics, graph theory and simulations.

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.

Explain why, when moving heavy objects on rollers, the object moves twice as fast as the rollers. Try a similar experiment yourself.

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

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?

An advanced mathematical exploration supporting our series of articles on population dynamics for advanced students.

In four years 2001 to 2004 Arsenal have been drawn against Chelsea in the FA cup and have beaten Chelsea every time. What was the probability of this? Lots of fractions in the calculations!

Bricks are 20cm long and 10cm high. How high could an arch be built without mortar on a flat horizontal surface, to overhang by 1 metre? How big an overhang is it possible to make like this?

Edward Wallace based his A Level Statistics Project on The Mean Game. Each picks 2 numbers. The winner is the player who picks a number closest to the mean of all the numbers picked.

Third in our series of problems on population dynamics for advanced students.

Can you find the lap times of the two cyclists travelling at constant speeds?

This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.

Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.

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

The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.

At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

engNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH Advanced site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of engineering

Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.