Introduces the idea of a twizzle to represent number and asks how
one can use this representation to add and subtract geometrically.
Arrow arithmetic, but with a twist.
How can you use twizzles to multiply and divide?
The first part of an investigation into how to represent numbers
using geometric transformations that ultimately leads us to
discover numbers not on the number line.
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
Explore the effect of combining enlargements.
Plex lets you specify a mapping between points and their images.
Then you can draw and see the transformed image.
The points P, Q, R and S are the midpoints of the edges of a convex
quadrilateral. What do you notice about the quadrilateral PQRS as
the convex quadrilateral changes?
What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you
Can you find the missing length?
L triominoes can fit together to make larger versions of
themselves. Is every size possible to make in this way?
Explain how the thirteen pieces making up the regular hexagon shown
in the diagram can be re-assembled to form three smaller regular
hexagons congruent to each other.
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
Photocopiers can reduce from A3 to A4 without distorting the image.
Explore the relationships between different paper sizes that make
Triangle ABC is equilateral. D, the midpoint of BC, is the centre
of the semi-circle whose radius is R which touches AB and AC, as
well as a smaller circle with radius r which also touches AB and
AC. . . .
Using a ruler, pencil and compasses only, it is possible to
construct a square inside any triangle so that all four vertices
touch the sides of the triangle.