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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Working systematically

Geoboards

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This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.

Making Squares

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Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?

Fencing Lambs

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A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

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In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

Polydron

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This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

Warmsnug Double Glazing

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How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?

Torn Shapes

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These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?

Triangles All Around

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Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

Area and Perimeter

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What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

More Transformations on a Pegboard

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Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

Uncanny Triangles

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Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

Through the Window

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My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?

Shaping Up

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Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

Tiles on a Patio

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How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?

My New Patio

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What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

Numerically Equal

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Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

Street Party

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The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

Shapes on the Playground

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Sally and Ben were drawing shapes in chalk on the school playground. Can you work out what shapes each of them drew using the clues?

Nine-pin Triangles

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How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Newspapers

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When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

Tiling

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An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Tea Cups

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Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

Square Corners

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What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

Two by One

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An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

Tri.'s

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How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?

Making Boxes

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Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

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How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

3 Rings

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If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

Isosceles Triangles

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Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Ice Cream

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You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

Four Triangles Puzzle

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Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

Halloween Investigation

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Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

Calcunos

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If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

Fault-free Rectangles

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Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Chocoholics

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George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

How Much Did it Cost?

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Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Home Time

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Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

Fence It

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If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

Family Tree

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Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.

Counters

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Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Polo Square

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Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

Counting Cards

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A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

LOGO Challenge - the Logic of LOGO

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Just four procedures were used to produce a design. How was it done? Can you be systematic and elegant so that someone can follow your logic?

Finding Fifteen

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Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

All Seated

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Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

Paw Prints

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A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

Arrangements

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Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

Cereal Packets

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How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Money Bags

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Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?