What is the surface area of the tetrahedron with one vertex at O
the vertex of a unit cube and the other vertices at the centres of
the faces of the cube not containing O?
How can you change the surface area of a cuboid but keep its volume the same? How can you change the volume but keep the surface area the same?
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 ?
Can you work out the dimensions of the three cubes?
There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being
visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes
so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times
you. . . .
This article outlines the underlying axioms of spherical geometry giving a simple proof that the sum of the angles of a triangle on the surface of a unit sphere is equal to pi plus the area of the. . . .
A spider is sitting in the middle of one of the smallest walls in a
room and a fly is resting beside the window. What is the shortest
distance the spider would have to crawl to catch the fly?
A ribbon runs around a box so that it makes a complete loop with two parallel pieces of ribbon on the top. How long will the ribbon be?
What's the most efficient proportion for a 1 litre tin of paint?
How much peel does an apple have?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is
6 cm what is the can's height?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.