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.
This problem in geometry has been solved in no less than EIGHT ways
by a pair of students. How would you solve it? How many of their
solutions can you follow? How are they the same or different?. . . .
There are many different methods to solve this geometrical problem - how many can you find?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
If for any triangle ABC tan(A - B) + tan(B - C) + tan(C - A) = 0
what can you say about the triangle?
Find the exact values of some trig. ratios from this rectangle in
which a cyclic quadrilateral cuts off four right angled triangles.
Logo helps us to understand gradients of lines and why Muggles Magic is not magic but mathematics. See the problem Muggles magic.
One side of a triangle is divided into segments of length a and b
by the inscribed circle, with radius r. Prove that the area is:
If you take two tests and get a marks out of a maximum b in the first and c marks out of d in the second, does the mediant (a+c)/(b+d)lie between the results for the two tests separately.
Beautiful mathematics. Two 18 year old students gave eight
different proofs of one result then generalised it from the 3 by 1
case to the n by 1 case and proved the general result.
Ten squares form regular rings either with adjacent or opposite
vertices touching. Calculate the inner and outer radii of the rings
that surround the squares.
In this problem we are faced with an apparently easy area problem,
but it has gone horribly wrong! What happened?