### Tri.'s

How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?

### Bracelets

Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?

### Tessellating Triangles

Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Can you tessellate isosceles triangles?

# Triangles All Around

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You might like to have a look at Nine-Pin Triangles before trying this problem.

How many different triangles can you draw on a circular pegboard which has four equally spaced pegs?

What are the angles of each triangle?

If you have a six-peg circular pegboard, how many different triangles are possible now?

What are their angles?

How many different triangles could you draw on an eight-peg board?
Can you find the angles of each?

You may like to use the interactivity to try out your ideas.
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For printable sets of circle templates for use with this activity, please see Printable Resources page.

Many thanks to Geoff Faux who introduced us to the merits of the 9 pin circular geoboard.

For further ideas about using geoboards in the classroom, please see Geoff's publications available through the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (search for 'geoboards').