Maths

Radiotherapy Statistics

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Explore how statistics get used within a hospital with a model of radiotherapy treatment for cancer. Try and damage the tumour while minimising the effects to nearby healthy cells.

Statistics in the hospital
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Traffic Control

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Does building bypasses make journeys faster? How can we optimise traffic flows? What causes traffic jams? Why do I stop for no reason? What's a stationary wave?

Finding interesting maths in everyday traffic
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Platonic Solids

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Making 3D shapes out of 2D ones. Look at how angles combine to tessellate and then form 3D corners.

Explore the three platonic solids and other 3D shapes.
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Penguins, Poo and Populations

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How can we count the number of penguins, there's far too many? Investigate several ecological techniques to use statistics to help us out.

Counting when we can't count
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Thinking Caps

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Maths problems involving coloured hats

Maths problems involving coloured hats
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Shapes of Constant Width

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Why are wheels round? How do vending machines identify coins? Explore the answers to these questions by looking at some alternative shapes of constant width, maybe the circle isn't as unique as you first thought.

How do vending machines identify coins?
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Monty Hall's Perplexing Goat

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A wonderful experiment of probability involving a cuddly goat called Bertrand, a couple of coins, three doors, and three boxes.

A wonderful experiment of probability involving a cuddly goat called Bertrand, a couple of coins, three doors, and three boxes.
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Graph Theory

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Experiment with graphs finding out about what structure we can find in randomness, how to colour maps with few crayons and what shapes you can draw without taking your pen of the paper.

Find out about the mathematics of Graphs.
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Non-Transitive Games

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Some games really aren't fair. Even if your opponent knows your exact move you can still beat them. Explore some of these games and find out there might not be a sensible best choice.

What's the best option in games of chance?
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CBS Game Theory Talks

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This is a series of talks from CBS 2017 and 2018 exploring games we encounter everyday and the mathematics behind them.

Talk from CBS 2017 + 2018
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