Show that is it impossible to have a tetrahedron whose six edges
have lengths 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 units...
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you
devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when
you are given just one of its sides?
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the
angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same
arc? Can you prove it?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and two properties of the shape.
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If
they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win
the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw
quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it
possible to fill the game grid?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the
vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight
What can you say about the angles on opposite vertices of any
cyclic quadrilateral? Working on the building blocks will give you
insights that may help you to explain what is special about them.
Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will
tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons
combine to create semi-regular solids?
Can you recreate squares and rhombuses if you are only given a side
or a diagonal?
A collection of short Stage 3 problems on Angles and Polygons.