Learning how to work out volume of a prism can be very important for all sorts of applications - mainly in manufacturing and transportation. A 'prism' is a shape with a constant cross section, such as a cardboard box. It basically means that if you cut the prism in half the shape will be the same in the middle: Try the Quick Test volumes of 3D … [Read more...]

## Why and how to calculate density

How to calculate density can be very important in design and construction.. Density is measured by how much something weighs for a fixed volume, usually a 1cm cube. It's a measurement that compares different materials of the same size. Download the quick test density questions This is a level C GCSE question: "An 8cm solid hexagonal prism has a … [Read more...]

## Why and how to use stratified sampling

Stratified sampling is all about using a smaller sample to collect data .. and then using the information to make conclusions about the whole population. It's usually cheaper and quicker - so, if you want to find out how many students, in a high school, like football - you can just ask a few and decide the outcome. That's the theory... but there is a bit of a problem. … [Read more...]

## How to use upper and lower bounds – with video

Learning how to use upper and lower bounds can be very important - particularly in manufacturing... .. although they tend to be called 'tolerances' and are not always related to just measurements. For example 'high tech' manufacturers need to work within very tight tolerances: On a Boeing 747 the jet engine turbine blades spin at upto 3500 revs per minute - 60 times … [Read more...]

## How to change the subject of a formula

How to change the subject of a formula. A formula is a special equation which deals with 'variables.' Variables are bits of information that can change each time you deal with the formula. For instance, one of the best known formulas is: Speed = Distance / Time ... and we use it every time we go somewhere. If you're driving at 30 miles per hour - the numbers can be … [Read more...]