Angles, Polygons and Geometrical Proof - Stage 4


This is part of ourĀ Secondary Curriculum collection of favourite rich tasks arranged by topic.

Triangle Midpoints

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?

Making Sixty

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Why does this fold create an angle of sixty degrees?

Circles in Quadrilaterals

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.

Nicely Similar

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

If the hypotenuse (base) length is 100cm and if an extra line splits the base into 36cm and 64cm parts, what were the side lengths for the original right-angled triangle?

Two Ladders

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Two ladders are propped up against facing walls. The end of the first ladder is 10 metres above the foot of the first wall. The end of the second ladder is 5 metres above the foot of the second wall. At what height do the ladders cross?

Sitting Pretty

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A circle of radius r touches two sides of a right angled triangle, sides x and y, and has its centre on the hypotenuse. Can you prove the formula linking x, y and r?

Kite in a Square

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you make sense of the three methods to work out the area of the kite in the square?

Trapezium Four

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?

Partly Circles

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

What is the same and what is different about these circle questions? What connections can you make?

Napkin

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A napkin is folded so that a corner coincides with the midpoint of an opposite edge . Investigate the three triangles formed .

Angle Trisection

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

It is impossible to trisect an angle using only ruler and compasses but it can be done using a carpenter's square.

Squirty

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Using a ruler, pencil and compasses only, it is possible to construct a square inside any triangle so that all four vertices touch the sides of the triangle.

Angles, Polygons and Geometrical Proof Stage 4 - Short Problems

Stage: 4

A collection of short problems on angles, polygons and geometrical proof