This selection of problems challenges students to use their understanding of perimeter and area of shapes made from circles.
This selection of problems challenges students to use their understanding of surface area and volume of three dimensional shapes based on circles.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
This shape comprises four semi-circles. What is the relationship
between the area of the shaded region and the area of the circle on
AB as diameter?
Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?
Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".
An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and
produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the
In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?
Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make
their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
A plastic funnel is used to pour liquids through narrow apertures.
What shape funnel would use the least amount of plastic to
manufacture for any specific volume ?
A collection of short Stage 4 problems on area and volume.