Perimeter and Area

Curvy Areas

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem offers students the opportunity to calculate areas of parts of circles and use $\pi$ in calculations.

An Unusual Shape

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This problem offers the opportunity to practise calculating areas of circles and fractions of a circle in the context of an optimisation task.

Triangles and Petals

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

This problem offers the opportunity to practise calculating arc lengths, working in terms of $\pi$, and calculating interior angles of regular polygons

Track Design

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem offers an authentic context within which to calculate arc lengths and requires students to present their findings in a convincing manner.

Blue and White

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In the four examples below identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?