This article gives an wonderful insight into students working on the Arclets problem that first appeared in the Sept 2002 edition of the NRICH website.
Make five different quadrilaterals on a nine-point pegboard, without using the centre peg. Work out the angles in each quadrilateral you make. Now, what other relationships you can see?
Measure the two angles. What do you notice?
The diagram shows a regular pentagon with sides of unit length. Find all the angles in the diagram. Prove that the quadrilateral shown in red is a rhombus.
The area of a regular pentagon looks about twice as a big as the pentangle star drawn within it. Is it?
Given an equilateral triangle inside an isosceles triangle, can you find a relationship between the angles?
Drawing the right diagram can help you to prove a result about the angles in a line of squares.
ABCDE is a regular pentagon of side length one unit. BC produced meets ED produced at F. Show that triangle CDF is congruent to triangle EDB. Find the length of BE.
The centre of the larger circle is at the midpoint of one side of an equilateral triangle and the circle touches the other two sides of the triangle. A smaller circle touches the larger circle and. . . .
Prove that the internal angle bisectors of a triangle will never be perpendicular to each other.
Can you work out where the blue-and-red brick roads end?
Triangle ABC has a right angle at C. ACRS and CBPQ are squares. ST and PU are perpendicular to AB produced. Show that ST + PU = AB
Points D, E and F are on the the sides of triangle ABC. Circumcircles are drawn to the triangles ADE, BEF and CFD respectively. What do you notice about these three circumcircles?
An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?
Three triangles ABC, CBD and ABD (where D is a point on AC) are all isosceles. Find all the angles. Prove that the ratio of AB to BC is equal to the golden ratio.
Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.
Creating designs with squares - using the REPEAT command in LOGO. This requires some careful thought on angles
More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.
This LOGO Challenge emphasises the idea of breaking down a problem into smaller manageable parts. Working on squares and angles.
Follow instructions to fold sheets of A4 paper into pentagons and assemble them to form a dodecahedron. Calculate the error in the angle of the not perfectly regular pentagons you make.