How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the
paper without any gaps between them? Can you tessellate isosceles
Cong who goes to St. Peter's RC Primary, Aberdeen, sent in a correct solution to this problem. The key to answering it is to be sure you know what you mean by "different" triangles. Cong found 7 different triangles could be drawn on the nine-pin board which he drew:
He also sent in a table which gave some more information about each triangle:
Well answered, Cong, thank you.