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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Featured Early Years Foundation Stage; US Kindergarten
Featured UK Key Stage 1&2; US Grades 1-4
Featured UK Key Stage 3-5; US Grades 5-12
Featured UK Key Stage 1, US Grade 1 & 2
Featured UK Key Stage 2; US Grade 3 & 4
Featured UK Key Stages 3 & 4; US Grade 5-10
Featured UK Key Stage 4 & 5; US Grade 11 & 12
A Resource to Support Work on Coordinates
This resource contains a series of games and probelms to support work on coordinates in two and three dimensions. Each resource uses coordinates to investigate an aspect of mathematics beyond the coordinates themselves. For example the problem "Lost" invites investigation of loci and "Isosceles Traingles" requires learners to think about symmetry, area and being systemmatic.
offers an engaging context in which to practise coordinates and beginning to think about gradients and lines.
you are challenged to find the giraffe by trial and improvement. What is the least number of coordinate pairs you have to use in order to be able to guarantee finding the giraffe?
Lost on Alpha Prime
is a 3D version of Lost. Find the metagiff as quickly as possible.
asks you to investigate isosceles triangles with the same area and a common vertex on a coordinate grid.
Investigate what can define a square
on a cartesian grid. Given coordinates of some of the vertices of a square can you give the coordinates of all the vertices?
Meet the team
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
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