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Broad Topics > Measures and Mensuration > Area

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Bull's Eye

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What fractions of the largest circle are the two shaded regions?

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F'arc'tion

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

At the corner of the cube circular arcs are drawn and the area enclosed shaded. What fraction of the surface area of the cube is shaded? Try working out the answer without recourse to pencil and. . . .

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Square Pegs

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Which is a better fit, a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in a square hole?

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Extending Great Squares

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Explore one of these five pictures.

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Blue and White

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In the four examples below identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?

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Covering Cups

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What is the shape and dimensions of a box that will contain six cups and have as small a surface area as possible.

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Rati-o

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Points P, Q, R and S each divide the sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively in the ratio of 2 : 1. Join the points. What is the area of the parallelogram PQRS in relation to the original rectangle?

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Cylinder Cutting

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

An activity for high-attaining learners which involves making a new cylinder from a cardboard tube.

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Place Your Orders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

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How Random!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

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Tiling Into Slanted Rectangles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

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Through the Window

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Overlapping Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have a good look at these images. Can you describe what is happening? There are plenty more images like this on NRICH's Exploring Squares CD.

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Approaches to Area

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers gives some food for thought when teaching ideas about area.

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Uncanny Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Tilted Squares

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

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Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Fence It

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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An Unusual Shape

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

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Inscribed in a Circle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

The area of a square inscribed in a circle with a unit radius is, satisfyingly, 2. What is the area of a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle with a unit radius?

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Fitted

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?

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Hallway Borders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A hallway floor is tiled and each tile is one foot square. Given that the number of tiles around the perimeter is EXACTLY half the total number of tiles, find the possible dimensions of the hallway.

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Inside Seven Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

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Cover the Tray

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

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Pick's Theorem

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.

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Isosceles Triangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Lying and Cheating

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Follow the instructions and you can take a rectangle, cut it into 4 pieces, discard two small triangles, put together the remaining two pieces and end up with a rectangle the same size. Try it!

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A Square in a Circle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

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Shape Draw

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the information on these cards to draw the shape that is being described.

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Fit These Shapes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

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Growing Rectangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you enlarge them?

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Making Rectangles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

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Area and Perimeter

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Perimeter Possibilities

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

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Shaping It

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These pictures were made by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. You could investigate your own starting shape.

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Changing Areas, Changing Perimeters

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How can you change the area of a shape but keep its perimeter the same? How can you change the perimeter but keep the area the same?

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Cutting it Out

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

I cut this square into two different shapes. What can you say about the relationship between them?

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Different Sizes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

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A Day with Grandpa

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Grandpa was measuring a rug using yards, feet and inches. Can you help William to work out its area?

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More Transformations on a Pegboard

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Tiles in the Garden

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

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Circle Panes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Look at the mathematics that is all around us - this circular window is a wonderful example.

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Ribbon Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

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Tiling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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All in a Jumble

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.

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Triangle Relations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

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Exploration Versus Calculation

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article, written for teachers, discusses the merits of different kinds of resources: those which involve exploration and those which centre on calculation.

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Carpet Cuts

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

You have a 12 by 9 foot carpet with an 8 by 1 foot hole exactly in the middle. Cut the carpet into two pieces to make a 10 by 10 foot square carpet.

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Dissect

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

It is possible to dissect any square into smaller squares. What is the minimum number of squares a 13 by 13 square can be dissected into?

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Square Areas

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you work out the area of the inner square and give an explanation of how you did it?